Anthony Garcia

Minister: Nothing was wrong with SEA Mathematics exam

Minister of Education, Anthony Garcia says there was nothing wrong with the Mathematics section of the SEA examination and adds that the challenges faced by students should be "expected".

The Minister was addressing a question posed in Parliament today on the topic.

The question, asked by Caroni East MP, Dr Tim Gopeesingh, was: "Could the Minister indicate the consequences and remedial action required to be taken with respect to the concerns regarding the mathematical component of the Secondary Entrance Assessment examination papers on Thursday, April 04, 2019?"

Minister: School as normal on September 7th

Education Minister Anthony Garcia says his ministry will be opening all schools on Friday 7th despite the planned action by TTUTA.

Minister Garcia is also asking teachers to remember their responsibility to their students.

He said he could not say if teachers could face disciplinary action but added that if it comes to that he will have to speak with the Chief Personnel Officer.

On Wednesday, TTUTA president Lynsley Doodhai advised parents of students to keep their children home on September 7th.