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Ministry addressing release of CSEC results to students

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The ministry of Education expects that the difficulties being experienced by some students to access their Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) grades will be solved in the shortest possible time.

This follows numerous complaints the ministry has been receiving from students who have been experiencing challenges accessing their CSEC results. The ministry has issued a strong reminder to school administrators to desist from withholding grades from students, indicating that the practice was not supported.

"In cases where schools may have engaged in 'blocking'/ 'restricting' students' access, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information would like to utilise this medium to remind our school administrators that the ministry stands resolute in its position that withholding results is not supported as was previously communicated in Bulletin 114/2016," the ministry said in a press release yesterday.


Technical difficulties


The education ministry noted that it was aware that many schools were experiencing legitimate technical difficulties in accessing their results, and as such, the ministry would be working closely with the Overseas Examinations Commission and the Caribbean Examinations Council to resolve these issues.

Schools that have been receiving reports of these error messages are asked to contact the Overseas Examinations Commission by telephone at 876-618-3715 so that alternative arrangements can be made for them to access their results.