CXC Probing 'Issue' Regarding Distribution of Examination Paper

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Barbados-based Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) says it has commenced ”investigations” into the circumstances surrounding an issue which occurred with the distribution of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Principles of Accounts Paper 02, at specific centers.

ccxexama“CXC understands that any uncertainty around examinations can cause anxiety and we wish to assure candidates and parents that these matters are treated with the highest urgency. Once we have completed our investigations, the appropriate action will be taken,” the CXC said in a brief statement without giving any further details.

Last week, CXC issued a statement denying reports on social media that “an examination paper” has been leaked.

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.

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).