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Secondary School Term Begins Monday

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ALL pupils who wrote the Secondary Entrance Examinations (SEA) in August will begin their first term in secondary school officially on Monday.

And the Ministry of Education is reminded parents who have requested transfers that all students are expected to participate in remote learning at their assigned schools until feedback is provided on requests for transfers.

However, in a press release on Friday the Ministry of Education stated, “The Ministry of Education is aware of the level of uncertainty faced by parents and guardians as they await a response to their transfer requests.  As such, only students awaiting transfer results will not be required to purchase uniforms of the assigned school.”

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The ministry stated that parents and guardians should take note of the methodology involved in transfer pupils.

The ministry stated there was an increase in the numbers of students registering for the 2020 SEA and annually, approximately 4,000 requests for transfers were made after the examination.

Factors include the granting of a transfer is dependent on the availability of space in the requested schools and student’s performance (merit), change of address, medical condition (that must be verified by a medical certificate and school records) special needs for example disabilities and the results of the review of scores, which is completed by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), impacts the transfer process.

“Transfers are therefore not guaranteed,” the ministry stated.

Feedback on requests for transfers will begin on November 23 and will be available at the respective Education District Offices.

 

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