Penwood students to get CSEC grades next month
Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter
The Education Ministry says the 40 students from Penwood High School who received ungraded scores in six Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) subjects are to get their final grades by next month.
The Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) had said it would not issue the grades after the school missed the July 31 deadline to submit samples of the students School Based Assessment (SBA).
The school had explained that it encountered problems submitting the samples to CXC's online portal.
After The Gleaner reported on the issue last month The Ministry of Education, led by portfolio minister, Senator Ruel Reid, has been pressing a case for the students with CXC.
In an interview with The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre this morning, Senator Reid, said the parties met recently where they arrived at an amicable agreement which, among other things, will see the Penwood students receiving their grades.
Senator Reid declined to provide details, noting that a fulsome statement will be issued to the public.
Last month, the education minister indicated that Jamaica was prepared to review its relationship with CXC if there was no favourable resolution on the Penwood matter.
He emphasised that the students should not be penalised because of the action of teachers.