Tag Archives: CXC

Press Statement on CXC Press Conference by Student Advocate

On Sunday, October 18, Sir Hilary Beckles, in his capacity as Chairman of the Caribbean Examinations Council, and Dr. Wayne Wesley, Registrar of CXC, held a virtual press conference to release the preliminary findings of the Independent Review Team, empaneled to investigate the examination process, allocated examination results and general performance expectations, inter alia.  For the purpose of context, this Review

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CXC’s Options

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is a Caribbean institution. As Caribbean nationals, we should insist that the integrity of Caribbean institutions be protected. If our institutions provide a high-quality product, their integrity is automatically protected. CXC has one main product – its examinations. There are three basic components of that product. Namely, a syllabus of information for students to understand,

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Low CXC Grades – A Cause for Concern

The Caribbean Examination Council recently announced that over 11,000 pupils across the region who wrote the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Exam (formerly O’levels) last May/June got no passes. The Caribbean Mentorship Institute has also raised concern on this alarming disclosure. The institute which advocates and conducts research on Caribbean youths has observed an increasing trend of high school dropouts

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Concerns About CXC Grading

The following article is reproduced from the Jamaica Observer newspaper. The article resonates because it dispels the notion that concerns expressed in the Barbados space about CXC are misplaced. Many continue to question the integrity of the grading system and the public remains none the wiser. Discuss for 10 marks.   CXC HEADACHE BY JEDIAEL CARTER Staff reporter carterj@jamaicaobserver.com Sunday,

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Students Should be Asked to Resit Maths Exam

Submitted by Anthony Davis In the fourth and fifth paragraphs of the Barbados Today ‘Glitch in CXC Maths Paper’ article it states: “One parent who complained that her son was ‘distraught’ when he came out of the examination room, said he didn’t complete the paper because it was ‘numbered incorrectly…”It was out of order, and when he put up his

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To the BSTU teachers, have a heart…

Submitted by Observing The recent SBA saga has taken centre stage in the educational conversation of Barbados. One might have missed the Minister’s pronouncement of a number of new codes including mobile technology, or the launch of the new school for troubled teens or even the good news coming out of BSSAC, NAPSAC and some schools’ Speech Days. We’ve heard

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Red Alert to All parents

Submitted by Douglas The recent impasse by the Barbados Secondary Teachers Union (BSTU) and the regional body of the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) has begged the question…In whose interest are these Union bodies acting? How can a union and its members take  as prisoners the future leaders of this society by abandoning the process and not marking School  Based  Assessment

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Guyana Trades Union Congress Objects to Guyana Government effort to Compromise Integrity of CXC to Facilitate National Elections

Submitted by Guyana Trades Union Congress – Press release, 26th January, 2015

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) registers shock and disgust that the Government of Guyana has decided to reschedule CXC examinations, a regional calendar item, to fulfil their need. CXC is a timbale event, not only national in nature but also regional. To shift the CXC speaks to questionable integrity in this whole act. Why change the regional calendar event to meet a desperate need to host elections around Arrival Day and purported visit of the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. This shift in dates add pressure to our children looking to conclude schooling by a particular date, and teachers who will now have an additional timetable to keep students focused on the added month to complete exams.

There is no national disaster to justify shifting a regional exam of such import. One can only suspect that the Ramotar regime places the future of our youth second place to the desperate quest for election victory.

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