Saturday 19 October, 2019

CXC: No re-sit of Math exam

There will be no re-sit of the 2019 CSEC Math exam.

Earlier this month, invigilators were fired following a breach in examination security during a CSEC Math examination at one school in Trinidad and Tobago.

It followed the circulation of a video on social media showing inappropriate communication and cellular phone usage by students due to in adequate supervision.

However, the Registrar of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), in a statement on Friday explained that students will not have to re-sit the exam, as there was no breach of examination papers before or during the time of the examinations to date.

“After receiving written reports, examining other material and following due diligence it appears that there was no breach of examination papers before or during the time of the examinations to this date. However, it is clear that there was lapse supervision in some examination centres. That has been addressed. Any irregularities in any centre will be addressed as is done after every examination. As such there will be no re-sit of any CXC® examination which has already been taken.”

The Registrar also sought to assure that the principle of fairness will be paramount in its dealings with these unfortunate incidents.

 

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