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There will be strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols when parents and students collect the results of the recently-administered Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) tomorrow.

“The Ministry of Education understands the excitement associated with SEA results. However, we strongly encourage parents/guardians to adhere to the ministry’s guidelines to preserve the health and safety of all,” a release from the ministry said yesterday.

It noted that results will be disseminated from the ministry’s Port-of-Spain head office and collected by principals at their respective district offices as is standard procedure. However, it noted that principals will arrange specific periods of time for the collection of results beginning at 10 am and urged parents and guardians to adhere to this.

According to the release, only one parent will be allowed to accompany a student to collect results.

“Only one parent/guardian will be permitted onto the school compound with the child to collect results and leave immediately. Opening of results or discussion of results on the school compound is not permitted,” it said.

Parents were also encouraged to read the SEA Information Booklet which will be provided along with the student’s placement slip and performance report “for answers to many of their questions.”

“This booklet contains frequently asked questions about transfers, querying results, interpreting the Student Performance Report among other concerns,” it said.

The ministry said the registration date for each secondary school will be indicated on the placement slip and performance report.

“Schools will facilitate registration using a mixed method of online and walk-ins. Twenty-two schools will utilise online registration only, 44 will utilise walk-ins and 89 will utilise a mixed method of both online and walk-in registration,” the release said.

Additional details, it said, can be obtained through contacting the assigned secondary school, using the school’s website or phone number. The ministry reiterated that it will be enforcing the physical distancing and other guidelines as prescribed by the Ministry of Health.