The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation. (FILE)
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The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that registration for the Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) January 2018 CSEC examinations has started and will close on Friday, October 6, 2017.
Registration forms are available from the Examinations and Assessment Section of the Ministry, located at the Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St. Michael, or they may be accessed online at http://mes.gov.bb.
To facilitate the registration process, students should bring with them the relevant fees; their Barbados Identification card, driver’s licence, passport or a certified passport-sized photograph as evidence of identification; and a blue/black ink pen.
The examination fees payable in cash on registration for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certification (CSEC) are: entry fee, $36 per candidate; subject fee, $36.50 per subject and a local entrance fee of $30.
The local entrance fee covers all examinations which the candidate may write during the January period.
All fees should be paid to the Finance Section of the Ministry of Education, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Mondays to Fridays.
Subject entries with a school based assessment component will only be accepted from “Re-sit Candidates”.
The Ministry has advised all candidates to choose their subjects carefully to avoid having to write two or more papers concurrently. If this happens, no alternate arrangements will be made as clashes of subject papers cannot be reconciled or adjusted by the Ministry.
Candidates writing examinations with more than one examination body have therefore been advised to consult the timetables for the respective examinations, before registering.
A copy of the January 2018 timetable is posted on the CXC’s web page, www.cxc.org. This link may also be visited from the web page http://mes.gov.bb. (BGIS)