President of the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers’ Association (TTUTA), Antonia De Freitas, said the association is “disturbed that the numbers affected by the Covid-19 virus continue to rise exponentially”.
As such, they are renewing their call for the postponement of the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam until July.
Thousands of pupils are scheduled to write the SEA on June 10.
De Freitas said given the current circumstance with the spike in Covid-19 cases and the emotional and mental trauma, that the SEA should be pushed back at least no later than the first week in July, which will take us to the end of this school term.
“There will always be people who believe that the children are ready; but this is a serious health situation. For students to come out and sit the exams we would have to find ways to adhere to protocols, and that is very difficult in some areas.”