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Thousands to sit CSEC, CAPE exams starting Monday

Published:Tuesday | April 26, 2016 | 7:26 PM

Nearly 84,000 candidates are scheduled to sit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) which begin next Monday.

The examinations will be held in 260 centres across the island.

The local council which overseas the exams says this year, 23 CAPE and 25 CSEC subjects will be marked electronically.

According to the Overseas Examinations Commission (OEC) all candidates should already have received their timetables.

But it says if they have not they should contact their schools.

Private candidates should contact the OEC Office.

The OEC is also reminding candidates that mobile phones are not allowed in the examination rooms or centres.

In the meantime, the council says it will oversee extra-regional exams including the University of Cambridge's International General Certificate of Secondary Education, Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level, as well as City & Guilds. 

Professional examinations including Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) will be held during this season.

The 2016 exam season is scheduled to end in June.