Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Don’t panic, SEA places assured *

Minister Garcia:


EVERY child who wrote the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination in May will be placed in a secondary school in September and there is no need for parents to panic, says Minister of Education Anthony Garcia.

Garcia was responding to questions raised in an internal memo issued by the Ministry of Education to secondary school principals, who were told that there was a shortfall of 800 spaces at secondary schools and the principals needed to re-examine their intake of pupils.

The minister said there was no shortfall and that parents should not be concerned.

Garcia explained that the circular was sent to the School Supervisor III and was nothing new. However, he said, there was a breach regarding the letter getting into the public domain.


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