The Caribbean Examinations Council has announced an extension of the deadline to submit requests for reviews as well as a reduction of the associated fees.
This was among recommendations made by an Independent Review panel convened by Chairman of the CXC, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, earlier this month.
Dr. Wayne Wesley, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the CXC, made the announcement during a news conference today.
“We have taken on board the recommendations made by the panel and would have made for immediate implementation certain adjustment to what we would have communicated to date,” he said.
For example, the extension of the deadline for the reporting and making of requests from Oct. 23 to Nov. 6 for persons to be able to make queries and reviews of examinations of their interest.
“Secondly, we will reduce the fees associated with the request for a review by 50 per cent. So now, the request for a review will be US$15 and those persons who would have already paid for their review, the difference will be refunded,” Wesley added.
According to Wesley, it is also important to note that the review process will include a re-mark of the review scripts.
“In that regard, if the resulting grade remains the same, the candidate will be advised, and if the resulting grade is increased, the candidate will be advised as well as a full refund of the review fee.”
Meanwhile, Wesley said in cases where the review would indicate a decrease in the grade, such a situation will not occur.
In fact, he said the policy where a review can result in a reduced grade will be discontinued for this session.