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Another delay in Penwood CSEC results release

Published:Friday | September 9, 2016 | 9:43 PM
The Penwood High School had failed to submit the samples of students' school based assessments to the Caribbean Examinations Council by the July 31 deadline.

There has been another delay to about 40 students of Penwood High School getting the results of six subjects they sat in this year's Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams.

The school had failed to submit the samples of students' school based assessments to the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) by the July 31 deadline.

Jamaica appealed to CXC after The Gleaner reported the issue and the CXC later accepted the samples.

However, today when it was expected that the results would have been released, the CXC notified the school that they did not qualify for the 'hardship' consideration.

Principal Donna McLaren said the school has also been asked to submit  more samples.

Those are to be submitted to the Overseas Examinations Commission by Tuesday.

Contacted Friday afternoon, Education Minister Ruel Reid was not immediately able to comment saying he was not aware of the development.

- Jovan Johnson