Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Ministry to release SEA results tomorrow

The full list will be published in Thursday’s ‘Express’

 MORE than 18,000 pupils will receive their results from the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination tomorrow.

A news release issued from the Ministry of Education yesterday stated principals have been instructed to collect results from the ministry’s district offices at 8 a.m. for distribution to parents and pupils  at 9 a.m.

As customary, Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh will be visiting the schools of the top three performing pupils.

This year, 18,239 pupils wrote the exam: 9,249 boys and 8,990 girls.

The exam, written on May 8, was marred by the suicide of 13-year-old Devindra Boodoo of El Socorro Hindu Primary School. 

As a result, several organisations said the SEA should be abolished and even Gopeesingh had asked for suggestions to make the exam less stressful.

Last year’s top performing pupils all came from south-based schools.

They were Sandhya Sookhoo from Grant Memorial Presbyterian Primary, Kay-Lynn Ramlal from Tulsa Trace Hindu Primary and Troy Samlalsingh, a pupil of TML Primary School.