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CXC temporarily closing Barbados office, extending shutdown for Jamaica

Published:Saturday | March 28, 2020 | 12:00 AM
Earlier this week, CXC announced that it was changing its testing formula this year because of the disruptions caused by COVID-19.

As of Monday, the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will temporarily close its offices in Bridgetown, Barbados and will be extending the closure of its outfit in Kingston, Jamaica.

In a statement Saturday afternoon, CXC said both locations will remain closed until further notice.

It follows what CXC called the regional and international developments relating to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Council said it was ensuring that its operations are consistent with established national protocols in controlling the spread of the disease.

"In the interim, we are taking the necessary steps to minimise disruptions to our activities during this critical time," said a spokesperson in the statement.

According to CXC, where possible, employees will work from their homes to maintain some of the core functions of the organisation.

Contacts:

CXC Barbados
Call: 1-246-227-1700
Email: cxcezo@cxc.org.

CXC Jamaica
1-876-630-5200
Email at cxcwzo@cxc.org.

The CXC may also be reached at www.cxc.org for information and general enquiries.

It is encouraging students and teachers to use the CXC Learning Hub (learninghub.cxc.org) for multiple resources for exam preparation. 

Earlier this week, CXC announced that it was changing its testing formula this year because of the disruptions caused by COVID-19.

READ: CXC announces new procedures for CSEC and CAPE exams

It also said it wanted to push back the sittings from the usual May/June to July.

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