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CUT against CXC exams in summer


TRE GREAVES, [email protected]

CUT against CXC exams in summer

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Thousands of lives will be in jeopardy if any Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) tests are held before September.

That is the view of the Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT), which is urging the regional body against conducting its Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations during the summer.

In a statement issued on Monday night, the CUT expressed concern after the Council for Human and Social Development met on May 8 and said they would support CXC’s position to hold CSEC examinations in July.

“The CUT believes that this unfortunate decision places the lives of thousands of students and teachers at risk, as all the issues surrounding the administering of the examinations have not been addressed,” the union said.

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there has been some uncertainty regarding the staging of CXC examinations, which are conducted in May and June each year.  (TG)

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