By Demion McTair. Updated 5:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
The May/June 2022 exams scheduled by the Caribbean Examinations Council – CXC, have been delayed by three weeks, the regional examination body announced on Wednesday (April 27).
The announcement came following a special meeting of the Council on Wednesday, where CXC’s governing board met following feedback from the regional ministries of education on the timing of the 2022 examinations.
In a statement, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of CXC, Dr. Wayne Wesley announced that the examinations have been delayed by three weeks and will now commence on May, 23, 2022.
The results are projected to be released in late August or early September, 2022.
He also announced an extension for the submission of the School-Based Assessments (SBA’s) from the June 30, 2022 deadline by a further two weeks for both Caribbean Advanced Proficiency – CAPE and Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate – CSEC SBAs.
He also said that the release of broad topics for Paper Two should be communicated to the candidates.
In his statement, Dr. Wesley said: “The Council recognizes the impact of COVID-19 on the education system, in general, and more specifically on the schedule of the Caribbean Examinations Council’s regional examination.”
He said the decision to push back the exams was taken by the Council, “after careful deliberation and consideration of all the pertinent issues”.
Listen to Dr. Wesley’s full statement here in the video excerpt from CXC’s official YouTube page: