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Bridgetown – The Barbados-based Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) said it has engaged regional governments and other stakeholders in the design and planning of the 2021 regional exams.

In a statement, the CXC said it was “enriched” by dialogues with education ministers and other government officials, teachers and students and was proceeding with this coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to provide quality exams to our students.

He said the governance committees, made up of representatives from regional governments, were considering the recommendations on the CXC’s 2021 regional review strategy that emanated from these consultations and the 28th extraordinary session of the Human and Social Development Council of the Community. of the Caribbean (CARICOM) (COHSOD) on May 12. year.

CXC said its School Examination Committee (SEC) met last Friday to review and advise on the 2021 regional exam strategy and on Tuesday the CXC board will meet to discuss and approve final exams and procedures for 2021.

“No later than Wednesday May 26, 2021, a press release will be issued and a press conference will be held to inform the public of these decisions,” the CXC said.

Last week, Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Education, Dr Nyan Gadbsy-Dolly, confirmed that 402 high school students had requested postponement of the Caribbean Secondary School Certificate (CBSC) exams and the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CAPE) in 2022.

The education minister said of the 402 high school students, 201 were from public schools, 182 from private applicants and 26 from registered private schools.

The CXC, established in 1972 by the governments of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), is a regional examining body that organizes exams for high school and post-secondary applicants in Caribbean countries. It offers a wide range of subjects in the academic, technical and professional fields for applicants of different ages, abilities and interests from the English-speaking Caribbean, the Netherlands Antilles and Suriname. (CMC)

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