Monday 13 July, 2020

Ministry clears the air about exams and General Elections clash

Concerns about a potential clash with voting in the 2018 General Elections and students sitting the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) exams scheduled for May 24, have been put to bed by the Ministry of Education.

Earlier today the Ministry released a statement informing candidates of the arrangements for that day, stating all exams will take place as scheduled. 

"All external examinations will take place as previously scheduled and will be administered in strict compliance with the regulations and procedures of the respective examining bodies. Candidates are, therefore, required to report early to their respective examination centres as specified on their timetables," the statement explained. 

The Ministry of Education urged all candidates to carefully follow the instructions that will be issued by the Supervisor of Examinations at each centre.

"This is very important since there will be special arrangements to be implemented at each centre to facilitate the entrance, controlled movement and exit of candidates and other examination officials during the day’s examination period."

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The Ministry assured the public and candidates that all steps have been taken to ensure safe and secure conditions for the administration of all examinations so that no candidate will be disadvantaged as a result of any events on that date.

 

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