CXC Denies Reports an Examination Paper Was Leaked

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Barbados-based Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) has denied reports on social media that “an examination paper” has been leaked.

ccxexamaEarlier this week, the CXC’s  Registrar and chief executive officer, Dr Wayne Wesley told students from across the region that they have been prepared ‘to advance the economic competitiveness” of the Caribbean.

In a brief message marking the start of the May/June 2024 examinations, Wesley “it is that time of year again when candidates across the region are given the opportunity to demonstrate the competencies they have achieved”.

In its statement, CXC said it “has been made aware of information being circulated on social media which suggests that an examination paper has been leaked.

“CXC wishes to advise candidates that this is a hoax. CXC frowns upon attempts by persons to spread false information and create panic for candidates preparing for examinations,” it added.

In May last year, CXC identified Jamaica as the country where its Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Math Paper 02 examination paper had been leaked.

The CXC, established in 1972, is an institution that provides regional and internationally recognised secondary school leaving examinations relevant to the needs of the region, assists in Common Entrance and other types of examinations as well as producing teaching materials and training teachers to use the CXC syllabi.

It also advises regional governments on education. The CXC also admits external entries from St Maarten and Saba of the Netherlands Antilles.

CXC has a comprehensive suite of qualifications to meet the needs of the region namely CSEC, Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC), Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ), Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) and the CXC Associate Degree (CXC-AD).