The regional examination body has confirmed that it has made significant changes to how students across the region will sit the 2020 Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) exams which is a precursor to tertiary level studies.
The Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) had announced earlier this month its intention to work with the regional governments in sticking to all the health protocols to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The exam body had indicated its intention to move to delivering the yearly exams via its online platform for all the eligible candidates.
Observer spoke with the local CXC registrar, Myrick Smith, who shared that, “as much a s possible the exams will be done online, and our greatest challenge will be to accommodate as much candidates as we can so that we may be successful”.
“A new examination schedule has been constructed which has the exams taking place in June/July,” he added. “All the islands remain fairly fluid in terms of when normal school sessions will resume, the present situation is that all activities are essentially pushed back for a month. Deadlines for the submission of SBAs [school based assessments] and the completion of moderation exercises and practical examinations we are now looking to the end of May as it was formerly the end of April,” Smith said .