Divide on CXC exam move

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Some people have given the Caribbean Examination Council’s (CXC) 2021 plan a failing grade.

Several student advocates also believe the health of thousands of students could be in jeopardy if the examinations are held in the summer, while another group thinks the proposed June 14 to July 16 period for Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) and Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) testing is appropriate.

Following the CXC’s announcement on Monday, president of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) Pedro Shepherd said yesterday that they were closely watching the developments, but he said holding the examinations beyond that period could make some anxious.

“We are aware there are to be some changes made to those exams and we are currently reviewing those. But the position of the BUT is that we would prefer to have the exams as outlined by CXC in June-July as opposed to having the exams further down and creating any further anxiety or anxiousness among the student population,” he said. (TG)

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