Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) exams have been delayed by three weeks this year.
The announcement was made by CXC registrar Dr Wayne Wesley at a press conference on Wednesday.
Examinations will now commence on May 23 and results will be released by late August or early Septemeber.
“The Caribbean Examination Council stands in solidarity with the region and the international community as we grapple with the impact of COVID-19 on our way of life. The Council recognises the impact of COVID-19 on the education system in general and more specifically on the schedule of CXC’s regional examinations,” Wesley said.
He stated that governing board of the CXC, comprising governments, was held on Wednesday “following feedback from regional ministries of education on the timing of the 2022 regional examinations.”
“Members of Council reviewed and reached a consensus on the recommendations from CXC’s School Examination Committee on the strategy for 2022 regional examinations,” Wesley said, noting that “after careful deliberations and consideration of all the pertinent issue” the Council agreed on a new path regarding the revised strategy for 2022 regional examinations.