After a brief hiatus, the series of town hall meetings on the 2015 Barbados Secondary Schools??? Entrance Examination (BSSEE) are set to re-commence on Tuesday, January 6.
On that day, there will be meetings at A. DaCosta Edwards Primary School, Belleplaine, St. Andrew, and at the Eden Lodge Primary, Eden Lodge, St. Michael.
These will be followed by two others on Saturday, January 10, at Princess Margaret Secondary School in Six Roads, St. Philip, and Wesley Hall Primary, King Street, St. Michael.
Town hall sessions on the examination, familiarly known as the 11-Plus or Common Entrance, will culminate on Sunday, January 11, at St. John???s Primary, Glebe Land, St. John, and St. Joseph Primary, Horse Hill, St. Joseph. All meetings begin at 5:00 p.m.
An initiative of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, the meetings aim to familiarise parents about the processes involved in the administration of the exam, which will be held on Tuesday, May 5.
Senior Education Officer, Glyne Price, and Education Officer, Everton Briggs, have been conducting the sessions at various venues across the island.
The two officers, among other things, instruct persons on how to fill out the forms used in the exam, including those for choice of school, deferral and special requests. They also field questions on the examination.
Parents and guardians have been urged by the Ministry of Education to attend any meeting considered to be convenient for them.