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.”