Jamaica opting out of July CXC exams

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Jamaica has not accepted the decision of its regional counterparts for the holding of Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) exams in July, rjrnewsonline reports.

Karl Samuda, Minister with responsibility for Education, confirmed on Monday (May 11) that Jamaica made its position known on Friday during an emergency meeting with ministers of education from the region and CXC officials.

Mr Samuda said, in light of the challenges facing Jamaica’s education sector arising from the COVID 19 pandemic, it would not be possible to hold the external exams on that schedule.

He said the Jamaican Government is therefore considering its options.