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CXC unlikely to reverse ungraded scores for Penwood students

Published:Friday | August 26, 2016 | 9:38 AM
CXC cannot be seen as breaking its own rules, says Assistant Registrar, Cleveland Sam.

Sherine Williams, Gleaner Writer

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) says its unlikely that the ungraded scores given to about 40 Penwood High School students will be reversed.

The students were given the scores in Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams because the school failed to submit samples of their School-Based Assessments (SBA) by the July 31 deadline.

After The Gleaner broke the story yesterday, Education Minister, Ruel Reid, announced that the Government would be lobbying the CXC to change the ungraded scores because the students are not to be blamed.

Speaking yesterday on Beyond The Headlines on RJR 94 FM, CXC's Assistant Registrar, Cleveland Sam, it was not likely that the grades would be reviewed.

CXC's Assistant Registrar Cleveland Sam

"CXC cannot be seen as breaking its own rules," he said.

However, Sam said students may be allowed to re-sit the subjects at a later date.

The principal of Penwood High School has explained that the school experienced problems when it tried to electronically submit the students’ SBAs.

But Sam says CXC cannot be held liable, unless schools can produce electronic receipts to show that their documents were successfully sent to the council.

CXC's Assistant Registrar Cleveland Sam