CXC results expected online today

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Students who had sat the May/June Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations will today (Friday) be able to access their grades, both online and through the recently launched mobile application “CXC Connect”.
The Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) has already released the official results to the Ministry of Education, but students seeking their physical results will have to wait until Tuesday, August 22, before they could uplift same from their respective schools.
Expected since Monday, July 14, there has been no indication as to what might have caused the delay in publicising the CXC results.
The CXC administrative body advised on Thursday that results for all May/June examinations would be released to candidates online at 10pm on Friday.
The CSEC results following the 2016 examinations had shown an overall pass rate of 64 per cent of students scoring between Grades One and Three. An analysis of the examinations had also shown that despite a decrease in the number of persons writing the exams, there was an increase in the number of subjects being written by students.
During presentation of those results, it was noted that 55,130 males had written the exams, compared to 77,544 females.
However, there was a decline in the performance in Mathematics, when compared to the previous year. Overall performance in Mathematics saw a 13 per cent decrease. Candidates recorded a 44 per cent pass rate in Mathematics this year, as opposed to 57 per cent in 2015.
Glenroy Cumberbatch, a Registrar at CXC in Barbados, noted that there has been a general decline in the Science subjects over the past two years. A decline in Information Technology was also recorded.
On the other hand, English Language saw an improvement from 60 per cent in 2015 to 67 per cent in 2016.
Meanwhile, the performance in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) saw the region attaining a success rate of 90 per cent.
Guyana has been struggling to boost its students’ performances in Mathematics and English, and the country saw improved pass rates at the level of CXC and CAPE in 2015. This had prompted former Education Minister Dr Rupert Roopnaraine to register commendations to the students for their overall performance.

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