Friday, January 19, 2018

Help for SEA pupils *

ALL FOR THE ARTS: Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, left, and Secretary of Tourism, Culture and Transportation, Nadine Stewart-Phillips, right, with Barbados’ Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, at Carifesta XIII.

Under-performing 2017 Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) pupils will be assessed to determine the issues affecting their academic performances.

This was announced by Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles, who said pupils who received less than 30 per cent in the exam will soon undergo psycho-social assessment. The Chief Secretary—who is also Secretary of Education, Innovation and Energy—said the initiative will help determine whether deeper issues affect the students' ability to excel academically.

He was speaking at a recent post-Executive Council media briefing.

“The justification for that is simple, so that any problems they may have, that can impact on their learning in schools. We can treat with those early by way of the appropriate intervention,” Charles said.


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