CXC registrar and CEO issues best wishes to CXC candidates as exams began Monday, July 13

By: Chaïra Flanders

CEO and Registrar of the Caribbean Examinations Council, Dr Wayne Wesley, is sending best wishes to all candidates sitting the Council’s regional examinations as testing began on Monday, July 13 and run until August 4 2020.

In his message shared on the Caribbean Examinations Council YouTube page, he said during this challenging time, the Council’s number one priority is the health and safety of all candidates and stakeholders in the various territories and explained that the Council has held discussions with the Ministries of Education and local registrars to confirm final exam preparations.

He then shared that candidates in all territories including St. Kitts and Nevis were reminded to arrive at least one hour before the examination time to allow invigilators to establish the health and safety protocols ahead of the scheduled exam time.

“All examination centres and invigilators will follow national health protocols as it relates to social distancing, the wearing of masks and the sanitization of hands and surfaces. We are encouraging all candidates to arrive early at the examination centers and to follow the guidelines and instructions provided by invigilators and centre staff”, he said.

These changes fall in line with the regulations set by health authorities to protect the nation from the spread of the Novel Coronavirus. Unlike in previous years, CXC requested 100 percent submission of SBA’s and IA’s.

A modified approach is being used considering that there will be no Paper 2s and only Paper 1s for almost all subject areas.

While addressing students, in particular, the CEO said, “With the support of your family, guardians teachers, and friends, you are best placed to do well. May God bless you richly”.

He also used the opportunity to thank all local registrars, stakeholders and education officials in all territories for their “sterling work” in ensuring the final preparations were done for the administering of regional examinations”.

The CEO reminded candidates, parents, guardians and teachers that they will be able to access results from Tuesday September 22.

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