By Theresa Goodwin
As students at the secondary and tertiary levels prepare to sit the theory component of exams administered by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) today, the local registrar is encouraging those who have not yet accessed their timetables, or have difficulties doing so, to contact his office immediately.
Local Registrar Myrick Smith, said on Sunday that this was one of his greatest concerns. He explained that prior to the three-week delay of the regional exams, CXC had issued soft and hard copies of the original timetable, however, after the changes were made to the schedule, only electronic timetables were distributed.
“The Ministry had asked schools to inform the students to return the original copy and have that destroyed to avoid any mix-up, and schools have been encouraged to download the new timetable for the students, especially those who might have challenges accessing them.
“My only concern is that students have access to the new timetable, and any candidate who is unsure about the timetable they are using, please contact my office and we will offer them the necessary assistance,” Smith said.
As it relates to other aspects of the exams, Smith pointed out that candidates from Antigua and Barbuda spent the past few weeks completing the practical and oral parts of their exams in time to start the writing.
Meanwhile, CXC Registrar Dr. Wayne Wesley has extended best wishes to students who will be sitting the exams this year.
In a video recording shared with the media over the weekend, he encouraged all candidates to arrive at the centres early and to follow the guidelines and the instructions that will be issued by the invigilators and staff.
“With the continued support of your families, guardians, teachers and friends, you are best placed to do well. Be calm and confident, you have put in the work and all will be well. May God bless you richly.”
The regional exams will be administered over the period May 23 to July 1, 2022.
The results are expected to be released in late August or early September.