Friday 30 October, 2020

CXC to release report on CSEC, CAPE grade queries on Friday

Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly

Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly

The Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) is expected to release a report on Friday on issues raised by students across the region over their respective grades in the last CSEC and CAPE examinations.

The announcement was made by Education Minister Dr Nyaan Gadsby-Dolly at the People’s National Movement’s post-budget forum on Thursday night.

She assured that the Ministry has been in contact with CXC officials and has also requested further details which should be made available in Friday’s report.

“I want to assure all of our parents who have been writing me and messaging me, we are taking the concerns of your children to heart. Students have been writing as well, I am receiving all of your letters and we are representing your interests to the best of the ability of Trinidad and Tobago.”

Furthermore, Gadsby-Dolly said a letter has been prepared for CXC with recommendations on how CSEC and CAPE should be altered given the current challenges as a result of the pandemic.

A review committee will meet with CXC on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Minister advised the public that guidelines have been created for teachers once face-to-face classes resume. She said classes are expected to be blended, adding that the proposal is ready for stakeholder consultation.

As it relates to taking education online, Gadsby-Dolly noted that 63 percent of students have their own devices. She also took the opportunity to thank ‘corporate Trinidad’ for donating.

“They are still coming having made pledges so far of over 17,000 devices.”

She said a global shortage made it difficult to acquire devices but said they are now being brought in.

The Minister then reminded that the government has put aside almost $100 million to provide devices and connectivity to students.

She said as such, those who are offline, are slowly being brought online.

 

 

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