Late CXC results stall BCC placing
DESPITE THE LATE RELEASE of Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate grades, students are still hopeful they will be accepted at the Barbados Community College (BCC).
Registar Roger Worrell said since results from the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) were a few days late, it affected the registration and acceptance process of the BCC. However, he said they were still hopeful and expected to accept the usual cohort of about 1 500 new students this year.
“We should take in our usual numbers, about 1 500. We don’t have full numbers yet but by we should soon have a better idea,” he added.
On Monday some first-time applicants turned up at the Howells Cross Road, St Michael institution to deliver their CXC exam results and they all appeared excited about furthering their studies at the BCC.
Sixteen-year-old Nabiah Daya said she was hopeful she would be able to join her older sister at the campus. She is looking to pursue studies in management, accounts and economics.
Azaria Scott, 17, said she was a bit anxious since she had not yet received an acceptance letter from the college, but was still looking to be accepted. She wants to be a Spanish teacher and is pursuing Spanish with business studies.
“Spanish is my thing and this is the only place that is offering what I want to do, so I really hope that I get in,” she said.
Tariq Lowe, 16, said he also hoped to be accepted to pursue marketing and business, while his friend Jamar Sealy said he was seeking to do an associate degree in music and sports management. (TG)