Ministry of Education

100 school technicians sent home, Education Minster says it's temporary

Right now there are no ICT techs in the nation's schools but the education minister says that is just a temporary issue due to a current assessment process being undertaken by the ministry.

The IT technicians are on a month to month contract with the ministry, but recently none of their contracts has been renewed.

According to Minister Anthony Garcia, there are about 100 IT techs attached to the ministry.

However, due to the country's financial constraints, the ministry has undertaken an assessment drive to ensure there isn't any wastage in that department.

Education Ministry says recent school video is more than a year old

The Ministry of Education says a recent viral video of abuse at the Bethlehem Girls' RC School is over a year old and has been dealt with.

The Ministry issued the following statement today: 

"The Ministry of Education has investigated and found that the video being circulated on Social Media of a fight at the Bethlehem Girls’ RC School is over one year old.

SEA results out tomorrow

The Ministry of Education has announced that results for the 2017 Secondary Entrance Assessment Examinations (SEA) will be released to schools on Tuesday 4th July, 2017.

It says all primary school principals are advised to collect their SEA results from their respective Education District Offices at 9:00 am on Tuesday 4th July, 2017.

The results are expected to be released in schools from approximately 10:00 am.

800 SEA students currently without a place in secondary schools; Ministry asks principals to revisit intake

Some 800 primary school students do not have a place in secondary schools at this time and the Ministry of Education is now asking secondary schools to revisit their intake of students to meet the shortfall.

A circular was sent from the Chief Education Officer to secondary school principals on Wednesday.

The statement notes that the SEA 2017 placement exercise is scheduled to begin on June 12th, 2017.

It says, "The Form One Intake figures submitted indicate that there is a shortfall of approximately 800 spaces."