By Latrishka Thomas
Yesterday, the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) announced that the May/ June 2019 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) and Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Examination Results will be released today using a new system.
Usually the results are released to the entire region at 10:00 p.m. EST, but each year the CXC website is faced with extreme technical issues due to the high volume of anxious students bombarding the site.
Thus, after many years of concern regarding the results portal, CXC has decided that it will release results at varying times throughout the day. They will be released to specific countries for a window of time between two to three hours on release dates.
Beginning at 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., students from Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saba, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Turks and Caicos Islands and St. Maarten will be permitted to view their results.
Barbadian and Guyanese students will be permitted to access the site from 11:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., while Jamaicans have been assigned the slot between 2: 30 p.m. and 5: 30 p.m.
Later in the evening, between 5:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., students from Trinidad and Tobago can proceed to the website.
Subsequently, results will be available freely until the portal is closed.
The Caribbean Examination Council believes that this new approach will mean decreased numbers of students visiting the website at the same time and creating traffic overload.
The CAPE and CSEC results release dates are the 13th and 15th August respectively.