Education Ministry says 2018 SEA exam was a success

The Ministry of Education says the 2018 SEA examination was successfully conducted without any disruptions.

According to the ministry, the exams started at 8:30 am except for two centres, where there were slight delays of about 28 minutes.

The ministry says this was within the normal administration time frame allowed and did not impact on the conduct of the exam. 

This year a total of 19,208 students registered for the examination at 545 centres.

There were 9,467 girls and 9,471 boys.

Those numbers include 325 special needs students.

Change in sailing times due to sea condition

The Port Authority and Inter-island Transportation Company Limited (TTIT) is advising that there have not been any changes in the sea conditions, as the wave heights continue to be in excess of three metres.

The Port Authority says that in the circumstances, the sailings of the T&T Express from Port-of-Spain have been amended, until further notice, to depart at 2 pm instead of 3.30 pm as initially scheduled.

It says that the Sunday sailings from Tobago will depart at 8.30 am instead of 9.30 am as scheduled.

Lexi: 'The sacrifice was worth this feeling'

The top student in this year's SEA examinations, Lexi Bachan says words cannot describe how she feels to have topped the country.

12-year-old Balchan of the Point Fortin ASJA Primary School, was named top student by Education Minister Anthony Garcia at a ceremony at the school this morning.

She passed for Naparima Girls High School.


She told CNC3's Ivan Toolsie and Cindy Raghubar-Teekasingh that she was overwhelmed.