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Location: Jamaica

The Ministry of Education says schools will resume classes on the eight of June for students who will be sitting the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency (CAPE) examinations in July. The preparations for the annual exams at this time of the year have been impacted by the COVID19 pandemic. The exams would normally begin as early as April for some subject areas. Additionally, students would also be using the months of March and April to practice revisions and do mock exams as they prepare for the normal May start for most of the subject areas. However, the Ministry of Education has been challenged by the interruptions caused by the COVID19 pandemic to efficiently maneuver the process and allow for the assessment to take place. Furthermore, the Jamaican educational arm of the regional Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) had previously rejected the institution’s plan to undergo the sitting of the exams in its slightly usual manner. Jamaica has since changed its position and is now ready to take up the mandate of administrating the exams in the best manner for all relevant parties especially the students.

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