Jamaica — Students who were expecting to commence their final Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) exams next week are breathing a sigh of relief.
This follows an announcement by the CXC council that the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) have been postponed by three weeks.
The exams are now expected to commence on May 23.
The news brought joy to several students who were buckling under pressure with the upcoming exams.
CXC also announced the extension of the submission of SBAs for CSEC and CAPE from June 30 by a further two weeks.
The decision to push back CXC exams follows lobbying by regional Ministries of Education based on concerns that students were not prepared given academic struggles brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.