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Still ‘burning questions’ for CXC


Still ‘burning questions’ for CXC
FLASHBACK: Queen’s College student Khaleel Kothdiwala (right), joined by colleague James Adam, during one of the recent protests against CXC. - (FP)

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ANSWERS WERE GIVEN during the Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC)’s press conference yesterday, but some parents and students still have many burning questions they want answered.

During an online press conference which CXC chairman Sir Hilary Beckles led, registrar and chief executive officer (CEO) Dr Wayne Wesley announced that the review process of the 2020 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) and Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) would now include a remark of the exam scripts, and not just an administrative review.

The review fee was reduced to US$15 and candidates who request reviews will not receive a ‘downgrade’. Instead, the grade will remain the same, or adjusted upwards, if the remark supports it.

In response to the announcements, student advocate Khaleel Kothdiwala and spokesperson for the Group of Concerned Parents of Barbados Paula-Anne Moore thanked CXC for the changes, but said there was room for improvement. (TG)

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