The date for the Secondary Entrance Assessment (S.E.A.) has been officially confirmed and announced, and Education Minister Anthony Garcia says this year will see the largest number of students writing the exam in recent years.
The education minister, who made the announcement this morning, says this year’s exam will focus on Creative Writing, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills.
The SEA Parent Support Group is divided on whether or not parents really are the ones to blame for placing “stress” on the shoulders of the students writing the exam.
Responding to claims by Minister of Education Anthony Garcia that parents are the ones responsible, Reshma Ramoutar-Ackbarali said, “I totally disagree.”
In the build-up to this year’s Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination, the Ministry of Education’s Student Support Services Division recorded a 20 per cent increase in the number of requests it received for help dealing with students with mental health issues, such as engaging in self-harm, self-mutilation, and attempted suicide.