CXC to Administer Examinations as Scheduled

CXC to Administer Examinations as Scheduled

STATEMENT: CXC® to Administer Examinations as Scheduled

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC®) advises all stakeholders, that following consultations with Ministries of Education from across the region this morning, that the regional examinations will be administered as scheduled. To date, there has been no confirmation that the secured fire-proof cabinet containing examination papers, which was stolen from a school in Jamaica has been compromised.

CXC® reassures candidates that their best interests continue to be at the centre of the organisation’s decisions and processes and wishes all candidates well in their examinations. As the police continue their investigations in Jamaica, CXC® and Ministry officials from across the region will continue to monitor the security of the regional examinations.


For further information, kindly contact us at +1 (246) 227-1700 or email (Barbados), or for queries in Jamaica at + 1 (876) 630-5200 or email:

About CXC®:

The Caribbean Examinations Council® (CXC®) was established in 1972 under Agreement by the Participating Governments in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). CXC® assures the global human resource competitiveness of the Caribbean through the provision of syllabuses of the highest quality; valid and reliable examinations and certificates of international repute for students of all ages, abilities and interests; services to educational institutions in the development of syllabuses, examinations and examinations’ administration, in the most cost-effective way.

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*Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) is the trademark of the Caribbean Association of National Training Authorities. CXC® is one of the National Training Agencies in the Caribbean which awards CVQs.