Over 3 500 students to write Common Entrance Exam
THREE THOUSAND, five hundred and ten students will write this year’s Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE) or Common Entrance Exam on May 5.
According to the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, this figure comprises 1 765 males and 1 745 females, who are registered to write the examination at 22 secondary schools across the island.
As a result, there will be no school for students who attend these secondary schools.
This year, ten students have been granted permission to write the examination at an early age (10+), one more than last year.
The Ministry has also reported that 157 students have made requests to be deferred from writing the BSSEE until 2016, 48 students have been granted exemptions from writing the examination and there were 90 special requests made on behalf of students, primarily for extra time and enlarged print.
Additionally, 175 non-nationals who have satisfied the immigration requirements are scheduled to write the exam, which starts at 9 a.m. (BGIS)