Education Minister Says CXC And Primary School Assessment May Be Postponed To Later This Year

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Minister of Education, Science, and Technology, Michael Browne, says national assessments and May/June sittings of CXC administered examinations will likely be administered later than their scheduled times.

Browne added that education ministers across the region held discussions about the impact of the COVID-19 on the CXC and says if changes are made, it will not only affect Antigua and Barbuda.

In press releases issued on Sunday, the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) informed the Region that the closure of the Western Zone Office, will take effect from Monday, March 16, with normal operations at the office scheduled to resume on March 30.

“In the interim, we are taking the necessary steps to minimize disruptions to our activities during this critical time. The public will be served remotely by the Western Zone Office team and through our corporate office in Barbados,” the statement said.
It noted that online resources are still available on their official website cxc.org, the CXC Learning Hub, and their e-learning platform, learninghub.cxc.org, which provides learners and instructors with a single access point to multiple resources geared towards exam preparation.

“CXC is taking a proactive approach to manage the impact of the COVID-19 virus and has been implementing a number of measures consistent with established national protocol in controlling the spread,” they noted.

The council said that a meeting with representatives from the Ministries of Education had been convened to discuss the administration of regional examinations and the respective national protocols.

Minister of Education, Science, and Technology, Michael Browne, says ministers of education within the region have been meeting and changes if implemented, will not only affect Antigua and Barbuda.

 

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