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St. Lucia: CXC exam fraud

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St. Lucia: CXC exam fraud

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CASTRIES, St Lucia, CMC – The Barbados-based Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) has launched an investigation to determine how examination papers got into the hands of students at a school in St. Lucia ahead of schedule date for the exams.
Education Minister Arsen James told reporters that his Ministry is awaiting the outcome of the investigation, but in the meantime it appears that students of the school where the papers were allegedly distributed by a local education official may have to re-write the exam. 
James confirmed that results for the particular school have been withheld.
“Due to the serious nature of the offense we have referred the matters to CXC authorities who are currently conducting an investigation. 
“As a result some students may be required to write the exam. There must be a thorough investigation into this as to whether this is so, as it started as an allegation in the first place. We have to prove that this really happened so CXC is examining the matter through our examination unit,” James said. 
“When this is completed we will know what the decision of council is and whether some of the students will have to re-write the exam or be given an alternative exam because CXC has alternative exams which the students can write in order to determine their successful result,” James added.