An online petition for Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) not to accept the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC®) Math Paper 02 is underway.
Within hours after appearing on Change.org, the petition had gathered over 18,000 of its goal of 25,000 signatures, making it one of the top ones signed on the website.
Raphael Sarwan launched the initiative after the CXC announced Wednesday it was aware of concerns regarding the leakage of the CSEC® Math Paper 02 that students wrote that day.
“The Maths paper two for CXC has been leaked in Guyana and a few other places. Sign this petition if you want them to use the SBA score and paper 1 to calculate the exam score,” the petition stated.
In a statement, the Barbados-based CXC disclosed that an investigation was underway.
“We have commenced our investigations and will make a definitive statement once the investigation is completed. In the meantime, candidates can rest assured that this matter is being treated with the highest urgency,” according to the CXC statement.
There were over one hundred comments after the statement appeared on the CXC Facebook page.
Many said news of the leakage was unfair to honest students who had studied hard, while others criticised the CXC and supported using the SBA marks and paper 1 to calculate the exam score.
One comment described the CXC as a ‘slack’ institution.
Another said: ” “Understand I’m thinking about suicide because I write that exam today, and it was hard, much less to rewrite it after that hard work.”
And one individual asserted: “So not right. May God deal with the guilty ones.”
Who we trying to fool? You honestly think this is the first time?
Check it out. The big wigs children get most the best grades, the good scholarships, and the better jobs. But then how do their performance on the job enhance the Caribbean image?
Like the AG’s of Barbados & Trinidad? Or as the EPA in Guyana? Money talks, politics hops and bullshit walks.
I agree that this exam be written over.
There are rumours that the ppl going over the examination papers sometimes take bribes to let certain children pass(we could all guess whose children that is)…Oh well,the cycle of poverty & who have have continues.
I don’t mind getting another chance at the paper
This is a big joke. No rigorous test security measures in place. No legal and professional ramifications in place for violation of test security. There needs to be an investigation of these allegations. Public confidence in the validity of these is critical.
It’s the story of the have and the have not and the money business if you lknow what ì mean
I concur with one comment in particular. Not too long ago, we heard about some of the Haves paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to get their child or children into certain universities. No matter how hard the table is watched, so bread will surely fall under the table. By the way, it is not a bribe, it is an appreciation, lol.
Let them resit the paper regardless just to let this issue rest
CXC is a money making organization and I bet I know what the outcome will be. The students/candidates will get their grade on the paper 1 and SBA or paper 3, whatever the case may be.