Rhianna Mc Kenzie
MINISTER of Education Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, minister in that ministry Lisa Morris-Julien and several similar ministers throughout the region, including Jamaica, Barbados, Antigua and Guyana, held a meeting on Monday with Wayne Wesley, Registrar of CXC, to assess the findings of an independent review committee convened by CXC.
In a release from the ministry on Monday evening, the minister said the three-hour long meeting addressed issues regarding the re-marking of CSEC and CAPE papers.
It said the ministers discussed in some detail “recommendations for immediate implementation,” including the extension of the deadline for queries beyond October 23 to Nov 6 and a reduction in the cost for Requests for Reviews (RFR) for 2020.
It said the ministers also discussed a reversion to the pre-January 2018 position and practice where a review includes a remark and not just a recalculation of the candidate’s score, as well as the abandonment of the CXC policy and practice of grade diminution.
The statement said, “It was unanimously proposed by the ministers in attendance that in addition to all the other measures outlined, a total waiver of fees for reviews should be considered by CXC for 2020. As such, the council will be approached by Wednesday, October 21, to consider the full implications of this.”
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