CSEC and CAPE students will be sitting their examinations in July this year.

That was the decision coming out of the First Emergency Virtual Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) – Education which was chaired by Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Education, Michael Browne, on Friday.

Registrar of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), Dr. Wayne Wesley, made a presentation at the meeting where he explained that the administration of the modified examination process for the award of valid grades and preserving the integrity of the examinations involved the administration of Paper 1 (Multiple Choice Assessment), School Based Assessment, and where applicable additional assessment components along with appropriate modelling accounting for historical data and teacher predicted information.

He said while the proposed revised administration schedule for examinations is July 2020 (results released in the first week of September 2020), there was need for a regional consensus considering the impact of COVID-19 and the respective national protocols.

The COHSOD also agreed to have examinations administered via an e-Testing modality in countries that are equipped with the requisite infrastructure. However, where there were infrastructure challenges, candidates would be allowed to sit paper-based examinations.
– Nation News

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