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Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2020. 6:49 pm CST.

By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: Across the Caribbean, students, educators, and Ministries of Education have expressed concern over the 2020 results of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and CAPE exams.

In Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana, the Ministries of Education publicized their concerns after thousands of students reported inconsistencies with their grades.

Thousands have now signed an online petition that has been circulating in the region calling on the council to review the grades.

The Education Ministry in Trinidad and Tobago assured students that it has reached out to the council and plans on addressing the manner as best they can, Loop News reports.

In Guyana, the Education Ministry also contacted CXC to express its dissatisfaction due to poor grading of the 2020 students.

The Ministry of Education said it is concerned that there seem to be discrepancies with the grades that were awarded in particular subject areas to students across the country.

After the many queries from thousands of students across the Caribbean, CXC issued a statement on Tuesday encouraging students to query their grades, Nation News reports.

“CXC has a long-established process in place for addressing these concerns. Candidates who have questions about an Absent or Ungraded result can submit a Query. If there is a question about a grade and the candidate wishes to have a script re-examined, they may submit a request for a Review,” the council noted.

BBN spoke to a few students in Belize who sat the exam and expressed that they performed well on their school-based assessment, but their CXC grades were low.

The Ministry of Education in Belize has not issued any statement on this matter. 

 

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