Education Minister Anthony Garcia on Monday denied that the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) has taken a decision not to mark two questions in the Math section of the 2019 Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination.
He also refuted claims that the highest score attained in the Maths test was 88 per cent, as reported on social media on Monday, stating that such information was designed to create mischief and panic among parents and students ahead of today’s opening of the new school term.
Education Minister Anthony Garcia says students and teachers were given adequate time to prepare for the changes to this year's SEA examination.
This comes amid growing concern that some parts of the Mathematics section of the exams were not appropriate for Standard 5 students.
But in a statement issued Monday, the minister said the changes were made with sufficient time.
The following is the minister's statement.
Education Minister Anthony Garcia yesterday scolded a group of schoolgirls who were recorded smoking marijuana in their school uniforms, saying it is illegal and “you will have to pay the consequences for your actions.”
He also said that the children have disappointed their parents, “Their parents may be hanging their heads in shame.”
Education Minister Anthony Garcia is welcoming the call for a better education system as suggested by President Paula-Mae Weekes during the President’s Medal Award Ceremony 2018 Tuesday at NAPA.