IT IS THE DUTY OF TEACHERS to mark the school-based assessments and, if they do not, the students will be affected when they attempt to get into sixth forms or universities.
In a statement yesterday, the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (METI) made it clear that, contrary to claims by the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) that students will not be disadvantaged if their SBAs are not marked, they will be.
The ministry also took issue with the BSTU’s claim that the only basis on which a student can receive an “ungraded” is if the SBA has not been submitted and that the CXC regulations say nothing about the SBA being unmarked.
“The METI again states for the information of parents and the general public that neither the METI nor the CXC can mark the SBAs as this is a continuous assessment,” the statement read. (Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation/BGIS)
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