A team of officials from the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC®) is visiting St Vincent and the Grenadines this week, and is expected to share the results of this year’s exams for CAPE®, CSEC® and CCSLC® on Friday October 29th.
The Council also has assured the volcano-ravaged country that it is still working on a humanitarian resolution to the costs of administering the series of exams for its students, and remains in solidarity with the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines.
The following is the official statement released today by CXC®, with regard to these issues…
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC®) regrets the circumstances that led to the misunderstanding, which resulted in the Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines expressing concern about financial aspects of the administration of examinations in July and August 2021, following the disruption caused by the La Soufrière volcano.
While the real cost of administering the examinations for St Vincent and the Grenadines had to be accounted for, it was always the intention of the Caribbean Examinations Council to exercise its humanitarian option, and to engage in a dialogue with respect to internal cost-sharing, in light of the crisis. The process of evaluating the special invoicing adjustment was not complete and would only be completed within the context of Ministerial dialogue. The matter is therefore still before us and hopefully will be resolved expeditiously.
On Monday 25 October 2021, a team from CXC®, led by Dr Wayne Wesley, Registrar and CEO, will visit the island to announce the results of this year’s July/August examinations for CAPE®, CSEC® and CCSLC®.