A law firm in Barbados has agreed to represent students affected by last year’s controversial grading of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate CSEC and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination CAPE, in a class-action suit against the Caribbean Examinations Council CXC.
The Group of Concerned Parents of Barbados announced in a press release issued on Monday that it had secured the services of Aegis Chambers, which will represent the students’ interests “free of costs, with only nominal charges for disbursements”.
The Group said it had decided on legal action against CXC after getting no satisfaction from the Council about its concerns about exam grading and in the subsequent grade review process.
Following protests by students region-wide, triggered by concerns about inconsistencies and discrepancies in the CSEC and CAPE grades, CXC agreed to a review. However, some students have expressed dissatisfaction with the re-grading.