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CXCs for the blind soon

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CXCs for the blind soon

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By May next year, nine members of the Barbados Association Of The Blind And Deaf will be ready to sit the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) examination in English language.
Thursday, the association’s president Elviston Maloney said the students were in a one-year programme aimed at qualifying them to be reintegrated into the workplace.
While accepting computer equipment donated by the Barbados Association of Bermuda, Maloney said that it was important to make the visually impaired competitive and marketable.
“The association has persons from a range of ages and most of them are still in their most productive years. So we are hoping that they can be reentered into the workforce.
 “To be able to compete you need to be eligible, which means being educated and able to rub shoulders with any able-bodied person,”  Maloney said.