BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – PERMANENT SECRETARY in the Ministry of Education on St. Kitts, Vincent Hodge announced that those students who missed their CSEC and CAPE exams due to the passage of Tropical Cyclone Isaias would be able to do so during this week.
During yesterday’s (Aug. 8) NEOC Media Brief, PS Hodge announced that officials at the Caribbean Examination Council agreed that the affected students would now have to sit those exams on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“...we had to write to CXC to ask that the students be allowed to sit these examinations as against waiting until next year, which was actually the option CXC wanted to put forward. I’m happy to report that CXC has agreed to reschedule these exams for the 11th and 12th of August,” PS Hodge disclosed.
Two subject areas were affected at the CSEC level; those being English Literature (English B) and Caribbean History.
According to the PS, the two examinations would be offered via E testing.
“This is the modality that CXC is actually pushing towards, and with this opportunity, they said that one of the conditions which we can take these examinations is that it would have to be via E-testing,” explained Hodge.
Following the notification of the new dates, the Ministry of Education is currently working to ensure that all of the affected students are able to sit their exams on the given days.
Hodge disclosed that the English B exam would be sat in the morning, while History would be done in the afternoon.
Despite that reassurance, it has however affected the scheduled logistics of other examinations.
“We are aware that the oral examinations scheduled for August 10-14 will be impacted. And as such, some changes will be required,” the PS added.