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More time needed for learning, says CXC registrar

CARLOS ATWELL, [email protected]

More time needed for learning, says CXC registrar

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IF REGISTRAR OF the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), Glenroy Cumberbatch, had his way, schoolchildren would get more time in school than they currently do.

He told the DAILY NATION yesterday at a press conference to announce this year’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) results that today’s work environment was more demanding than ever, so it made sense for children to take extra time to better prepare themselves.

“The [CARICOM] Regional HRD (Human Resource Development) committee is looking at strategies to improve human resource development and one of the issues coming up is the number of people leaving school without adequate qualifications and that giving them additional time at school may be a good way of trying to better prepare them before they leave.

“Twenty years ago the work you were doing was low to semi-skilled, but in today’s economy, there are not many of those jobs; [now] you have jobs where you need some kind of vocational or academic qualifications. (CA)

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