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Top Tobago SEA students awarded

The top ten Tobago Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) students, their parents, teachers and principals were treated to breakfast and awards by Chief Secretary and Secretary of Education, Innovation and Energy, Kelvin Charles on Tuesday at the Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort.

Charles applauded the teachers and principals and said he hoped the results will motivate them to maintain the performance and gain no fewer than three students in the top 200 in 2020.

THA boss clears air on Tobago’s SEA results

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.

Ministry reports rise in SEA self-harm cases

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.

Garcia to submit 2019 SEA report to Cabinet today

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.

Parents: Syllabus challenging for children

Af­ter months of study­ing and sac­ri­fice pupils in south Trinidad yes­ter­day ex­pressed re­lief and hap­pi­ness af­ter sit­ting the Sec­ondary En­trance As­sess­ment.

“I am very re­lieved and I feel very hap­py be­cause now I could get to do a lot of fun ac­tiv­i­ties with my fam­i­ly and friends,” said Tr­ish­na Sookdeo short­ly af­ter leav­ing the ex­am­i­na­tion room at Debe Hin­du Pri­ma­ry School.

Over 18,849 pupils sit SEA today

Some 18,849 stu­dents are ex­pect­ed to sit the Sec­ondary En­trance As­sess­ment (SEA) in over 483 pri­ma­ry schools across the coun­try to­day.

The ex­am­i­na­tion com­pris­es fo­cus in two sub­ject ar­eas - Eng­lish Lan­guage and Math­e­mat­ics. This will be split in­to three pa­pers which all stu­dents must at­tempt - Eng­lish Lan­guage Arts and Cre­ative Writ­ing, Math­e­mat­ics and Eng­lish Lan­guage Arts.

The math­e­mat­ics com­po­nent car­ries 100 marks, the Eng­lish Lan­guage Arts 60 and the Eng­lish Lan­guage Arts and Cre­ative Writ­ing 40.

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