by Clive Bacchus
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Caribbean Examination Council is announcing that its Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CCSEC) and Caribbean Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) are scheduled for June 14-July 16 with the traditional format.
Minister of Education for the Bahamas Jeffrey Lloyd who is Chair of the CARICOM Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD), CXC Registrar Dr. Wayne Wesley, and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus Professor Clive Landis hosted an online press conference Monday (March 1).
The decision to proceed with examination despite a surge in COVID-19 cases in some territories was made by regional education ministers.
The deadline for the School-Based Assessment (SBA) has been extended by one month and students desirous of deferring will be allowed to submit their assessments at a subsequent sitting.
The council will however continue with the 100 percent moderation of grades.
The council has recorded more than 500,000 CSEC subject entries and 102,000 prospective candidates, while for CAPE there have been over 107,000 subject entries and 27,000 candidates, according to reports.