Several CARICOM education ministers have “unanimously” proposed that the Barbados-based Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) commit to a total waiver of fees for reviews of the 2020 CSEC and CAPE exams.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Education in Trinidad said that Portfolio Minister, Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, joined her counterpart from several countries including Jamaica, Barbados, Antigua, and Guyana for discussions with CXC Registrar, Dr Wayne Wesley, on Monday.

It said that the discussions were on the report submitted by the Independent Review Team set up by CXC to look into the queries of the CAPE/CSEC 2020 examinations.

The ministry said that Monday’s meeting lasted three hours and “discussed in some detail” several matters such as the extension of the deadline for queries beyond October 23 to November 6, a reduction in the Cost for Requests for Reviews for 2020, and a reversion to the pre-January 2018 position and practice where a review includes a remark, not simply a recalculation of the candidate’s score.

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