While parents, students and educators continue to express dissatisfaction with the explanations presented by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) during Friday’s regional media briefing regarding this year’s CSEC and CAPE results, the Ministry of Education (MOE) has said that a further list of issues requiring advanced explanations will be compiled and submitted to the Local Registrar for transmission to the examining body.
In a release yesterday, the MOE said following an official communication to CXC on September 25, over the widespread distress expressed by thousands of local students following their results–Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly joined Friday’s meeting.
The MOE said assurances were given by CXC that matters advanced by ministers for further investigation at the school-level would be dealt with expeditiously.
As such, the MOE said they, “will be compiling all such matters as sent through the principals to the Local Registrar, and these will be transmitted to CXC.”
“The official communication which will be sent to highlight school-level concerns will also request from CXC specific information regarding the SBA moderation process, and results of same, and the methodology used to calculate the final grades of students. These two critical matters require much more elucidation; as they form the basis for much of the speculation now circulating in the region about the integrity of the results.”
The MOE said their second official communication with CXC – requesting the information as mentioned above will be sent within the next 7 days.
And they are urging principals to submit their concerns in writing to the Local Registrar to allow for appropriate representation to be made at the level of CXC.