CAPE pupils report change in grades: Schooling Ministry at nighttime

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The chaos involving the grades of some pupils who wrote the CAPE and CSEC examinations administered by the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) has taken one other twist.

On Friday, some pupils took to social media to point that their grades in CXC’s examination on-line portal have been modified from their unique standing.

Nonetheless, in a press launch on Saturday, Schooling Minister Nyan Gadsby-Dolly said that any change in outcomes have been to first be communicated to the native registrar.

Representatives in Trinidad and Tobago, she stated, acquired no such notifications.

The outcomes of those exams have been known as into query by outraged pupils, mother and father and academics who’ve demanded that outcomes be re-issued.

An impartial overview was commissioned, the outcomes of which have been to be communicated to the Ministry of Schooling.

In an announcement, Gadsby-Dolly said: “On Friday… it was reported to the Ministry of Schooling of Trinidad and Tobago that college students in a number of colleges had noticed modifications of their preliminary grades issued within the CAPE examinations on the Scholar Portal.

“The Ministry of Schooling contacted CXC by the Native Registrar on Saturday… as official modifications in grades are, by commonplace observe, communicated to the Native Registrar previous to challenge to the candidates; and no such notification was acquired,” she stated.

In response to Dr. Gadsby-Dolly, the difficulty was raised in a gathering with the impartial overview crew. She stated that CXC indicated an investigation into the matter shall be launched. Moreover, scholar portals will now mirror the unique grade issued in September as will consequence slips.

“The CXC indicated that this matter, as highlighted by the intervention of Trinidad and Tobago, shall be completely investigated. In response to stated intervention, the On-line Registration System shall be up to date to mirror the unique grades issued to college students.

The unique grades can even be included on the preliminary consequence slips.”

“A regional Ministers of Education meeting has been set for Monday…to discuss the report of the Independent Review Team. An update on that report, and Trinidad and Tobago’s position will be communicated subsequently,” she said.



Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly

Schooling Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly



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