Petition for students to re-sit 2019 CSEC Math exams nears target amid CXC investigations

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A petition circulating on social media has continued to gain major support following a scandal during the 2019 CSEC Mathematics examinations.

Last week, the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) announced that it was investigating a breach in examination security in Trinidad and Tobago.

The petition, launched by a person known only by the alias Trevor S, has nearly achieved its goal of 5,000 signatures within the last five days.

 By press time yesterday evening, the petition had received 4,920 signatures.

OBSERVER spoke to local CXC registrar Myrick Smith, who said he was awaiting official communication as to the results of the probe from the CXC head office in Barbados.

While the exact impact of the leak of photos on Antiguan and Barbudan students is unknown, the petition argued that the re-sit of CSEC Math for all students in the region was only fair.

According to the petition, “It would be unfair if these students are allowed a free pass, and equally unfair if only selected schools/students are allowed to resit a supplementary exam.”

It added that “the extent to which exams could have been scanned and shared, not only nationally, but regionally, is unfathomable.”

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