Despite adjustments in the usual format of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC)-administered tests and the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting the last school term, Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) President Jasford Gabriel said that all these challenges did not seem to have “a debilitating effect on the exam results”.

The CXC released Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) results on Tuesday. CSEC mathematics and English language returned a pass rate of 55.6 per cent and 83.9 per cent, respectively.

With 76.5 per cent of Jamaican students who sat subjects at the CSEC level being awarded grades one to three, Gabriel said that initial feedback from some schools suggests that there was no great variation in results between those of the COVID-19 era reformatted tests and what schools would generally expect in previous years.

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