Academic scholarship winners, outstanding athletes, successful youth entrepreneurs and youths in social and voluntary organisations from across Tobago will soon provide motivational support to Standard Five students.
This is part of the Tobago House of Assembly’s (THA) psychological assistance to the pupils in preparation for the upcoming Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA).
THA Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles, who is also Secretary of Education, Innovation and Energy, made the revelation whilst addressing Wednesday’s post Executive Council media briefing at the administrative complex in Calder Hall.
“Nine hundred and forty-three Tobago students are currently preparing for the Secondary Entrance Assessment; 477 boys and 466 girls are expected to write the SEA examination.
"What we are proposing, when school commences until the first of May, outstanding achievers from various communities throughout Tobago will visit all primary schools to provide motivational support to our students as part of our phycological assistance to these students,” he said.
He said the selected community achievers will focus on strategies to achieve success.
“These achievers will be selected from among academic scholarship winners, outstanding athletes, successful youth entrepreneurs and youths in social and voluntary organisations. We are in the process of collating the names of such persons who are willing to be part of such exercise.”
On children students at secondary school level, Charles said 328 students are set to write CAPE, while 865 will sit the CSEC exams.