Parents and guardians who have children sitting the 2020 Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination on Tuesday, July 14, have been issued with a number of guidelines by the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training.
The Ministry advises that all students sitting the exam should prepare for it with a good night’s rest and a nutritious, healthy breakfast.
Parents and guardians need to provide a simple packed lunch for their child or ward for example, sandwiches, a boxed juice, and fruit.
Additionally, each child must have the following supplies: stationery (pencils, eraser, sharpener, ruler), mask and sanitizer.
Students should arrive at the examination centre early – no later than 8.30 a.m., and parents and guardians are asked to encourage their children to do their best, and leave them with positive, uplifting words.
Students should be dropped off at the security gate of the examination centre. Parents or guardians will not be permitted on the compound and are urged to observe all of the physical distancing and safety protocols in effect.
They should also be present to collect students from the examination centres at approximately 1:00 p.m.