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Possible delay in UWI Semester One exam results

Published:Thursday | January 1, 2015 | 2:29 PM

Chad Bryan, Staff Reporter

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The University of the West Indies Guild of Students is reporting that there will be a possible delay in the release of examination results for the just concluded semester one of the 2014/2015 academic year.

In a message advising students of the possible delay, the Guild said the delay is to facilitate a comprehensive grade verification under the newly implemented grade point average scheme.

READ: New Grading System To Be Introduced At UWI

Semester one exam results are usually posted online in the second and third week of January.

"The University has decided no results are (to be) issued for semester one examinations until they have been scrutinized by the Board of Examiners," read a message posted on the Guild's website.

The Guild of Students says it will be monitoring this situation and provide updates as they become necessary.

It is also urging patience among the student population.


First Examiners have also been asked to review examination performance in each course and to report to the Faculty Board on Examinations on the quality of performance in each course for which they are responsible compared to 2013/2014, with particular reference to: a. Proportion of failures; and b. Proportion of passes in the A and B grade bands.

Where a significant variation in performance from previous years is noted which cannot be satisfactorily accounted for by the First Examiner, the Faculty Board of Examiners is asked to refer the scripts to the University Examiner for urgent review.

These measures are very important to ensure that your interest is protected and the Guild of Students endorses these measures. Please be assured that we will be monitoring the situation very closely and will provide further updates should the need arise.

We ask that you bear with the University as this is the first test of the new grading scheme thus it is important that a thorough analysis is undertaken to ensure students are not treated unfairly.

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