Plans are well on stream for this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools Entrance Examination, commonly known as the Common Entrance Examination.
According to Acting Senior Education Officer in the Examinations Unit, Glyne Price, “plans are running smoothly” for the test, scheduled for May 5th at 9:00 a.m.
This year’s exam will see approximately 3,600 students sitting; 1,787 females and 1,813 males. There have been 145 requests for deferrals, with 23 of these coming from Class 4 and 122 from Class 3.
Mr. Price stated that this year will see 21 students under the age of 11 taking the exam, while 248 children born overseas are expected to take the test.
Special requests total to 44 so far, and according to Mr. Price will not involve any major adjustments to the standard procedure.