A petition commenced just two days ago on Change.org has called for the review of July 2020 examination results released by the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC). Over 12,000 people have signed the petition to date which was originally targeted for 1,000 signatures. The petition has now been adjusted for a target of 15,000 signatures and is directed at the Caribbean Examination Council and the CARICOM Secretariat.
The petition states that:
WE DEMAND A REVIEW OF THE 2020 CXC RESULTS.
This is a petition created to DEMAND a COMPLETE and THOROUGH review of the 2020 CXC examination results.
By signing this petition you are requesting a THOROUGH review of ALL examination papers submitted for grading following the sitting of the the 2020 CAPE and CSEC examinations, and are alleging that there has been a mistake of the behalf of the Caribbean Examinations Council in regards to graded results distributed to candidates via the Online Student Portals and request IMMEDIATE reconsideration and review of ALL the results.”
Hundreds of teachers, parents and guardians took to the online petition at change.org and social media complaining about the inconsistencies and dissatisfaction of some students’ CSEC/CAPE results. Change.org is a Delaware-based petition website with over 390 million users.
CXC in less than 24 hours ago announced on their website and Facebook that, “If you have questions about an Absent or Ungraded result, you may submit a Query. If you have questions about your grade and would like to have a script re-examined you may submit a request for a Review. Queries are free and the cost per review is USD$30.00.
Please note that a review of your script may result in your overall Grade either increasing, decreasing or remaining the same. If your review results in an increase in your overall grade, you will be refunded the review fee.
Queries and Reviews may be submitted through schools for in-school candidates or through the Ministry of Education for private candidates. Candidates should note that the deadline for submission of Queries and Review requests is Friday 23 October 2020.”
The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is a prestigious 40 year old organization established in 1972 under agreement by participating governments in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to conduct examinations and award certificates and diplomas on the results.
The link to the petition can be found here.