The Barbados-based Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) says it will be releasing the results of its 2018 on Friday in Grenada.
In a statement, CXC, said that the ceremony to official announce the performance of candidates in the various examinations will take place at the St George’s University Campus with Education Minister Emmalin Pierre, delivering the feature address at the event.
The ceremony will also be addressed by the CXC Registrar Glenroy Cumberbatch.
The 2018 report on candidates’ performance will be presented by Alton McPherson, Senior Manager (Ag), Examinations Development and Production Division, while Rodney Payne, Senior Manager, Examinations Administration and Security Division will make a presentation on examinations administration issues.
Cumberbatch said the official release of results is one way CXC demonstrates its responsibility and accountability to the region. He said that following the presentation of the results, there will be a question and answer segment for education stakeholders.
The Caribbean Examinations Council was established in 1972 under an agreement by regional governments “to conduct such examinations as it may think appropriate and award certificates and diplomas on the results of any such examinations so conducted”.
The Council comprises 16 participating countries, namely Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos Islands.
CXC offered its first examinations for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) in 1979 and has since introduced a comprehensive suite of qualifications to meet the needs of the region including the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment, the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) and the CXC Associate Degree (CXC-AD).