Top SEA student is from Point Fortin ASJA

The top student of this year's Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) is from the Point Fortin ASJA Primary School.

Education Minister Anthony Garcia is set to meet with the school's staff and students this morning as he visits the schools attended by the top three students.

He will reveal the name of the student.

The other two schools are not yet clear.

Principal Shazad Khan has described today as a "red letter day" for the school.

Point Fortin ASJA has had the honour of being named the top-performing school in the past.

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."

Education Ministry: Three SEA questions will not be marked

The Ministry of Education has announced that three questions will not be marked in the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examinations due to errors on the paper.

The announcement was made at a news conference hosted by Education Minister Anthony Garcia Thursday afternoon.

One of the questions will be from the Mathematics paper regarding the dimensions of a triangle.

Two will come from the Language Arts section regarding correcting and underlining a word (two questions had no word underlined).

Ministry says all set for 18,240 to sit SEA

The Ministry of Education says that all is in place for Thursday’s Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA), which will take place at 546 Primary Schools serving as examination centres across Trinidad and Tobago.

This year 18,240 students are registered to write SEA, with boys numbering 9,193 and girls numbering 9,047.