The extension of exams this year by the Caribbean Examination Council CXC follows weeks of lobbying by stakeholders for the regional exams to be pushed back.
CXC Chairman Dr. Wayne Wesley made the announcement during a press conference by CXC on Wednesday.
Dr. Wesley explained the effects of the decision to grant the extension.
For School-Based Assessments SBA’s already submitted because the extension allows for more time, Dr. Wesley said it is up to the local registrars to assist students who wish to recall and put more work into their submissions.
Exams were set to get underway on May 2nd, 2022 but have now been deferred to May 23rd, 2022.
105,078 candidates have registered for Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams this year, 25,429 for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), and 4,736 students for the Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC).