CXC results to be released in October

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Students who sat their Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) exams in June/July this year can expect their results in early to mid-October 2021, the Council announced in a statement on Thursday.

“CXC is working assiduously to minimize the impact of the delays occasioned by the disruption of COVID-19 protocols on the logistical operations associated with the marking, grading, and release of examinations results,” the Council said.

The release of the results will be done in a three-tiered manner: firstly, releases to the Ministries of Education followed by a joint meeting with the Ministry of Education and then releases to the candidates on or before October 15, 2021.

In the case of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the results would be released to the Ministry of Education and then released to the candidates on or before October 20, 2021.

“The CXC team is in contact with regional and international higher education institutions to communicate this timing to minimize the possibility of students being disadvantaged during the matriculation process,” the statement outlined.

CXC, like many other institutions, had to modify its strategy for examinations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After consulting with regional governments and other stakeholders, it was agreed in May 2021 to delay the sitting of the regional examinations to give students a further two weeks to prepare. Exams then commenced on 28 June 2021 and were completed on 30 July 2021.

But the Examination Council faced heat following the release of the July/August 2020 preliminary results of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).

A region-wide outcry with discrepancies with the results was reported.

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