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Caribbean Education Ministers Meet CXC

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MINISTERS of Education in several Caribbean countries including Trinidad and Tobago met with the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) on Monday to discuss in detail the findings of the independent review team.

Minister of Education Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly and Minister in the Ministry of Education Lisa Morris-Julian met with Dr Wayne Wesley, CXC’s Registrar and Chief Executive Officer along with the other ministers in a meeting that lasted three hours.

Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly. Photo: Azlan Mohammed

In a press release issued by the Ministry of Education on Monday evening, the ministry stated that in addition to immediate implementation of some recommendations, a waiver of reviews must be considered.

The ministry stated, “It was unanimously proposed by the Ministers in attendance that in addition to all the other measures outlined, a total waiver of fees for reviews should be considered by CXC for 2020; as such, the Council will be approached by Wednesday, October 21 to consider the full implications of this.”

On Sunday, CXC held a press conference to discuss the findings and stated that some of the approximately 23 recommendations would be implemented immediately. The Ministry of Education in its press release re-stated some of those measures.

They include: Extension of the deadline for queries beyond October 23 to Nov 6, 2020, Reduction in the Cost for Requests for Reviews (RFR) for 2020, Reversion to the Pre- January 2018 position and practice where a Review includes a remark, not simply a recalculation of the candidate’s score, Expediting of Requests for Reviews (RFR) and Abandonment of the CXC policy and practice of grade diminution.


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