September 24, 2020
Written by Tasha Ann Miller
There is a brewing call for a review of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) results for students who sat the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) in the last two months. It’s a rugged reaction of celebrations for some, and apathy at questionable grades for others. CXC has created a review and query process for students and schools who have discrepancies with the results. However, there is a US$30 charge for the review of exam scripts. The deadline to submit queries and reviews is Friday, October 23, 2020.
The reaction to the results has escalated to several online petitions where thousands have signed in their push to prompt the regional institution to address their concerns.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education in Jamaica is reassuring students and parents that the discrepancies concerning the grades will be addressed with the regional body. Acting Chief Education Officer at the Ministry of Education, Dr. Kasan Troupe, says these issues are not uncommon over the years, and there are official channels of investigating the complaints. Dr Troupe also says that students should note that the release is for preliminary results, and not a final approval of the confirmed grades.
The Hope Vision’s CXC Blog Series will continue to track the progress on the response to the issue as students from all across the Caribbean are awaiting earnest feedback.
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