Thousands of Caribbean students will today (October 15) finally have their anxieties eased, following the release of the June/July Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) exam results.
Speaking at the official exam results release ceremony in Guyana last evening, CXC Registrar Dr Wayne Wesley informed that students would be able to access their results online as of this evening.
“I know persons are seeking when the results will be available to students. We have already released them to the Ministry of Education as well as the universities that students would have indicated (they would like to attend) and for those with whom we have developed a strong relationship for the provision of those grades,” said Wesley.
He noted however that the results released were preliminary and that students have up until November 15 to raise any queries they may have regarding their grades.
The Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC), Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), and Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC) examinations commenced on June 28 and were completed on July 30.
Initially, the regional exams were scheduled to commence on June 15 but were delayed to allow more time for candidates to prepare.
Addressing stakeholders at the results release ceremony on Thursday, Dr Nicole Manning, director of operations at CXC’s Examination Services Division, relayed that more students received passing grades in the English Language than Mathematics in the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination.
According to Manning, 41 per cent of students received a passing grade for mathematics while 74 per cent received grades one to three in English Language.
The operations director further informed that this year’s sitting was the lowest cohort of exam candidates in four years, following the recording of 15,000 deferrals for the CSEC exams.