The covid19 pandemic has displaced many students across the island, landing them at a disadvantage, especially fifth form students who are to sit CSEC and cape examinations this year.
The ministry of education, while seeking solutions is offering students a different opportunity this year.
With CSEC and CAPE exams scheduled for June and July this year; roughly three months away, and understanding the challenges created by the Covid19 pandemic on the education system, more so on students who are about to face those exams, Minister for education Emmalin Pierre announced that on Monday a decision was taken, that students now have the option to defer the sitting of their CSEC and CAPE exams until 2022 if they so desire.
Last year the Caribbean Examinations Council made the policy decision to offer a modified examination process for the administration of at least one common paper or paper 1 for exams.
The Minister pointed out that this year’s exams will be administered in CXC’s original format.
Since the pandemic hit, students have been in and out of the formal classroom setting. While some schools allow for fifth form students to attend in-school classes, some still are at a disadvantage of not having the luxury due to current physical distancing protocols.’