Several students top subjects regionally
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - EDUCATION officials in Basseterre are still awaiting the official results from the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) for last year's CSEC and CAPE exams.
Though the preliminary results were released in October last, no official word has been forthcoming from the Ministry of Education on the performance of local students at the regional exams.
Education Minister Jonel Powell, during an interview with reporters at the Conaree Cricket Ground while witnessing games in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, disclosed that the Ministry is in possession of the preliminary data from CXC, noting that there are a number of releases that were given by the examination body which indicate that the Federation has done remarkably well.
“I do know that we have some top performers here in St. Kitts and Nevis in certain subjects…I mean we have some students from St. Kitts and Nevis who would have topped the entire region in certain subject areas,” he noted.
Powell added that he is optimistic that those results could come sometime within the next week or two, as work continues within the body to ensure that the full results are presented in a timely manner.
Since the onset of the pandemic, CXC has faced a number of challenges in carrying out the examinations due to the increasing cases within the various territories.