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Garcia knocks fake Maths SEA marks

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.

Garcia: Adequate time was given for students to prepare for SEA changes

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.

Garcia scolds schoolgirls smoking ganja in viral video

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.”