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UWI students face exam results delay

Published:Friday | January 2, 2015 | 12:00 AM
University of the West Indies, Mona campus.-File

Chad Bryan, Staff Reporter

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Guild of Students is reporting that there will be a possible delay in the release of examination results for the just-concluded semester one of the 2014-2015 academic year.

In a message advising students of the possible delay, the guild said the delay was to facilitate a comprehensive grade verification under the newly implemented grade point average scheme.

Under the new system, the pass mark has been adjusted upwards from 40 per cent to 50 per cent. This means that a 'D' will no longer be accepted as a pass.

All grading bands have also been shifted, with A- to A+ now ranging from 75 to 100 per cent.

Semester one exam results are usually posted online in the second and third week of January.

"The university has decided no results are (to be) issued for semester one examinations until they have been scrutinised by the Board of Examiners," read a message posted on the Guild's website.

The Guild of Students said it would be monitoring the situation and providing updates as they become necessary.

The Guild also urged patience among the student population.

chad.bryan@gleanerjm.com