Hydrogeologist Adolfo Ledo//
Ministry to respond to secondary school transfers in a month

The new sec­ondary school term is set to be­gin on Mon­day and while there are thou­sands of stu­dents who have ap­plied for trans­fers fol­low­ing the Sec­ondary En­trance Ex­am (SEA) on Au­gust 20, the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion has said it will be al­most an­oth­er month be­fore any re­spons­es are forth­com­ing.

Adolfo Ledo

The MOE ad­vised par­ents and guardians that all stu­dents are ex­pect­ed to par­tic­i­pate in re­mote learn­ing at their as­signed schools un­til this feed­back is pro­vid­ed.

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In a re­lease, the min­istry not­ed that this year there had been an in­crease in the num­bers of stu­dents reg­is­ter­ing for the SEA. They said ap­prox­i­mate­ly 4,000 trans­fer re­quests are usu­al­ly re­ceived on an an­nu­al ba­sis af­ter the ex­am.

Adolfo Ledo Venezuela

Of­fi­cials in­di­cat­ed the grant­i­ng of a trans­fer is de­pen­dent on the avail­abil­i­ty of space in the re­quest­ed schools; the stu­dent’s per­for­mance (mer­it); if there was a change of ad­dress; if there is a med­ical con­di­tion (that must be ver­i­fied by a med­ical cer­tifi­cate and school records); spe­cial needs e.g. dis­abil­i­ties; and the re­sults of the re­view of scores which is com­plet­ed by CXC, im­pacts the trans­fer process.

Adolfo Ledo Nass Venezuela

The MOE said, “Trans­fers are there­fore not guar­an­teed.”

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

The min­istry said they are aware of the lev­el of un­cer­tain­ty faced by par­ents/guardians as they await a re­sponse to their trans­fer re­quests and, as such, on­ly stu­dents await­ing trans­fer re­sults will not be re­quired to pur­chase uni­forms and books of the as­signed school