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Low CXC scores a worry

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Low CXC scores a worry

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The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is currently in discussions with regional governments in an effort to tackle the issue of low performance in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) across the region.
This was revealed by chief executive officer and registrar of the CXC, Didacus Jules, who noted that the substandard performance did not happen overnight.
This year, there have been a number of complaints out of some of the Caribbean islands regarding the grades of the CXCs, especially in the main subject areas of mathematics and English.
“Everybody this year was lamenting the results in CXC English and mathematics. The problem fundamentally starts from their [early childhood]. And if we get it right from the beginning, we don’t have to do remediation,” said Jules, who is also the chairman of the Foundation For The Development Of Caribbean Children (FDCC).
He was delivering remarks on Tuesday at the Savannah Hotel, during the official launch of the FDCC’s The Sky’s The Limit project, which is designed to help children up to age five develop their cognitive skills. (MM)