By Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) – Federal Minister of Education, the Hon. Jonel Powell commended all stakeholders for their hard work and dedication towards the preparation and sitting of the 2020 CXC Examinations.
Minister Powell was at the time speaking at the Ministry of Education’s Press Conference on the CXC Examination results 2020 on Monday, September 28, held at the conference room at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College.
“Ministry stakeholders including principals and teachers are to be formally recognized for the commitment, dedication and resilience exhibited to ensure that candidates were adequately prepared to write this years’ CXC Examinations. Together, our actions have confirmed that unprecedented times required unprecedented support, and that support was undeniably overwhelming”.
The Education Minister took the time to congratulate the candidates for skillfully navigating the new norm under which they were expected to write their examinations, commending students who received the acceptable grades they expected and expressing commiseration to those who didn’t, adding that candidates are seeking to challenge grades received by utilizing CXC’s query and review process.
St. Kitts and Nevis received a national pass rate of 84.03% for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) for 2020 as opposed to 80.37 % for 2019 and 90.48% for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) for 2020 compared to last years’ pass rate of 84.98%