Chief Education Officer Harrilal Seecharan says the Education Ministry intends to screen all students in the system for any special needs requirements they may have.
Seecharan made the disclosure before a parliamentary joint select committee on human rights, equality and diversity Friday morning.
He told the committee that the plan is to ensure that screening takes place from the point of the early childhood education centres and in primary schools.
Impressed by the students’ performance at San Fernando West Secondary, the advisor to Education Minister Anthony Garcia will be requesting that the school be transitioned into a seven-year institution.
Cherly-Ann Wilkinson, a former principal, revealed this at their school leaving ceremony at Naparima Bowl, San Fernando, on Wednesday titled—The World is Calling, Choose Your Own Path.
Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Kelvin Charles has cleared the air on statements he made concerning Tobago’s 2019 Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) results.
On June 28, when the results were released, Charles said Tobago’s students’ performances were “historic” as three were among the nation’s top 200.
His statements were met with scepticism and persons cited recent performances of students which placed them among the nation’s top 200.
The Ministry of Education has introduced a policy framework governing the administration of the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam— with special emphasis being focused on the English Language and Mathematics curriculum guides of 2013.
In 2013, the Primary Curriculum Rewrite (PCR) was completed establishing a modern approach that purposefully pulls together knowledge, skills, attitudes and values from all subject areas to develop a more comprehensive understanding of fundamental ideas.
The SEA Parent Support Group is divided on whether or not parents really are the ones to blame for placing “stress” on the shoulders of the students writing the exam.
Responding to claims by Minister of Education Anthony Garcia that parents are the ones responsible, Reshma Ramoutar-Ackbarali said, “I totally disagree.”
In the build-up to this year’s Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination, the Ministry of Education’s Student Support Services Division recorded a 20 per cent increase in the number of requests it received for help dealing with students with mental health issues, such as engaging in self-harm, self-mutilation, and attempted suicide.
The top SEA student this year comes from Grant Memorial Presbyterian Primary School in San Fernando.
Once again, a girl has topped it.
She is Siri Vadlamundi.
Grant Memorial has consistently put out high achievers in the SEA over the past decade, with their students generally coming in the top 10 students, country-wide
Education Minister Anthony Garcia is expected to submit an interim report to Cabinet containing a preliminary analysis of the 2019 Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) results.
Although he will not be presented with a copy of the official results until early tomorrow morning, Garcia is not anticipating any surprises when it is announced.