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CXC Registrar Dr Wayne Wesley.

As the results of the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam were releaed yesterday, the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) revealed the results of its June/July regional examinations will be released in early to mid-October.

In a statement issued yesterday, CXC explained that like many other institutions, it has had to modify the strategy for examinations due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It said following consultation with regional governments and other key stakeholders from across the region, it was agreed in May 2021 to delay the sitting of the regional examinations by a further two weeks to allow more time for candidates to prepare for their exams. The exams — Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) ­— commenced on June 28 and were completed on July 30.

CXC said it is now reminding all its stakeholders that results for the June/July 2021 examinations will be released in early to mid-October.

It said it is working assiduously to minimise the impact of the delays, “occasioned by the disruption of COVID-19 protocols on the logistical operations associated with the marking, grading and release of examinations results.”

CXC added the release of results will be a three-tiered approach:

First release to the Ministries of Education, second a joint meeting with the Ministry of Education and third a release to candidates on or before October 15, 2021.

The results will be made available to candidates in volcano-ravaged St Vincent and the Grenadines on or before October 20.

CXC added that its team is in contact with regional and international higher education institutions to communicate this timing to minimise the possibility of students being disadvantaged during the matriculation process.