Release of Results Ceremony for the Second Sitting of CXC® Examinations to Take Place on 29 October in St Vincent and the Grenadines
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – On Monday 25 October 2021, a team of officials from the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC®) travelled to St Vincent and the Grenadines to participate in the Release of Results Ceremony, on Friday 29 October, for the Second Sitting of 2021 Examinations for Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination® (CAPE®), Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate® (CSEC®) and Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence® (CCSLC®). Results are scheduled to be released online to candidates at 6:00 pm (AST) that evening.
This year’s examinations took place in St Vincent and the Grenadines between the months of July and August, due to the eruption of the La Soufrière volcano. Candidates in Barbados, Dominica and St Lucia also sat some of their examinations with the St Vincent and the Grenadines cohort as a result of disruption caused by the passage of Hurricane Elsa.
The ceremony will be held at the National Insurance Services Conference Room in Kingstown and will begin at 10:30 am (AST). The Honourable Curtis King, Minister of Education and National Reconciliation, St Vincent and the Grenadines, will deliver the feature address at the event, while Dr Wayne Wesley, Registrar and CEO of CXC® and Mr Dixton Findlay, Deputy Chief Education Officer, will give remarks. Dr James Young, Item Bank Manager – Examinations Development and Production Department, CXC®, will report on the administration of examinations in St Vincent and the Grenadines and share highlights of the candidates’ performance.
The nation’s talent will be showcased as members of the Bethel High School Band have been specially invited to add an element of flavour from St Vincent and the Grenadines, with a cultural performance.
Due to COVID19 protocols, attendance at the event is limited to a few education stakeholders however, the public may view the ceremony live at cxc.org/cxctv and via The Vincentian Cultural Connection Channel’s (VC3) YouTube channel, youtube.com/user/VC3TV, and their local cable channel VC3 (Ch 114). The event may also be viewed online via the Facebook pages of VC3 (facebook.com/vincycultureconnectionchannel), the SVG Education Media Unit (facebook.com/SVGedumedia), the St Vincent and the Grenadines Agency for Public Information (facebook.com/APISVG) and National Broadcasting Corporation Radio (facebook.com/nbcsvg).
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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.
CXC® comprises 16 Participating Countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos Islands.
The first examinations for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate® (CSEC®) were offered in 1979 in five subjects. Subsequent to CSEC®, CXC® has introduced a comprehensive suite of qualifications to meet the needs of the region: Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment™ (CPEA™), Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence® (CCSLC®), *Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ), Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination® (CAPE®) and the CXC® Associate Degree (CXC®-AD).
The organisation also collaborates with countries in the Dutch Caribbean – Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten, as well as Suriname.
Additional information about the Caribbean Examinations Council® can be found at www.cxc.org
*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.