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The Caribbean Examinations Council releases 2022 Merit List and prospective dates for 2023 regional examinations

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by Eulana Weekes

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Several students from St. Kitts and Nevis have been recognised on the Caribbean Examinations Council Merit List following the 2022 regional examination sittings. The Merit List recognises students who returned Top 10 results in the respective subjects set by CXC. 

The Barbados-based institution revealed the Merit List on its website on Tuesday, December 07 2022.

The St. Kitts-Nevis students recognised on the CXC Merit List for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate examinations are Rheanna Davis of the Cayon High School and Curmarl Stevens of the Saddlers Secondary School, who ranked 6th and 9th in the region for Electronic Documentation Preparation and Management General. Shevonette Brand of the Charlestown Secondary School placed 7th in the region for Clothing and Textiles, and Fashion Technical and Jahzara Greene of the Immaculate Conception Catholic School placed 3rd in the region for Office Administration General.

Equally, candidates from St. Kitts and Nevis returned outstanding results for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Education Certificate, thus making it to the CXC Merit List. Chenoa Simmonds of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College placed 10th in the region for French Unit 1. Charlyn Myers and Alyssa Daniel of the Nevis Sixth form College ranked 6th and 9th for CAPE Agriculture Science Unit 2.  For CAPE Law Unit 2, Hailey Morris of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College placed 4th in the region, whilst her classmates Karyl Woods and Kianja Pole tied for 8th position. Shoba Subramani of the Nevis Sixth Form College also made it to the CXC Merit List, having placed 6th in the region for Law Unit 2, whilst Anya Seetahall of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College placed 7th in the region for Computer Science Unit 2.

In addition, Cashayna James of the Nevis Sixth Form College copped the top position in the region for Tourism Unit 2. Therefore, James is the only Federation candidate to get the first position in the region for any given subject for the 2022 examinations.

St. Kitts and Nevis also grabbed several spots on the CXC Merit list for the 2022 sitting of the Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC) examinations. Rudelcia Budgeon of the Charlestown Secondary School placed 9th in the region in English. David Walters and Suzannah Persaud of the Washington Archibald High School placed 3rd and 7th, respectively, for French and for the CCSLC Mathematics exam Mayur Daswani of the Nevis International Secondary School placed 2nd.

The general 2022 CXC exam results and other pertinent information relating to the exam sitting for St.Kitts and Nevis are yet to be disclosed by the appropriate authority, whilst the same for the 2021 sitting still has not been officially released. It is unclear why beyond a year, such information has not been revealed to the general public.

CXC, however, has released the intended dates for another exam period. A statement by the institution informed regional stakeholders that examinations will begin in early January 2023. 

The Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate  (CSEC) will be administered in two phases as per usual; January 04 to 31 and  May 08 to June 16. The Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) is slated for May 04 and 05. The Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC) is set for June 19 to 22, whilst the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination is scheduled for May 08 to June 23.

In addition, the Caribbean Examination Council informed stakeholders that the 2023 Caribbean Vocational Qualification assessments will be conducted between April and September, adding that specific dates will be decided upon following deliberations by the Ministries of Education in the respective host countries.

Meanwhile, CXC disclosed that concessions will be maintained for School-Based Assessments (SBAs) for the 2023 CSEC candidates and will also include the removal of Section 1/Situation Responses from Modern Language orals. However, SBA requirements for CAPE candidates will return to full effect in 2023.

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