Wednesday, August 10, 2022

CXC Appoints Independent Review Team

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The chairman of the Barbados-based Caribbean Examinations Council, (CXC) Sir Hilary Beckles says an independent review team will “shortly begin” work reviewing the “specific challenges” that have caused widespread concerns across the region, following the preliminary release of its July-August examinations.

Sir Hilary, who is also Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) said in a statement that the review team will “present a report for discussion with relevant stakeholders”.

Last week, the chief executive officer and Registrar, Dr Wayne Wesley, told a news conference that the regional examination body was satisfied with the results “and I am quite sure you would also recognise the improved performance of students this year”.

But several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have expressed concerns at the results of this year’s examinations set by the CXC with Jamaica and Barbados government ministers calling for investigations into the results of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) where some students said they had received “ungraded” results.

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“Several candidates received ungraded results due to an issue identified with incomplete SBA uploads and a glitch in CXC’s SBA uploads automated response system,” Grenada’s Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development, Religious Affairs and Information said in a statement.

In his statement, Sir Hilary said that concerns raised in the public domain with respect to the efficacy of procedures and systems used by the CXC in its computation and declaration of student performance data are of great importance to the organisation.

He said the Registrar and his team have met with regional Ministers of Education in order to discuss these concerns and identify the underlying causes with a view to moving forward and providing clarity to our stakeholders and enhanced support.

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