PREPARATIONS IN PLACE FOR CSEC AND CAPE

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Education Minister Fayval Williams, says preparations are in place for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate CSEC and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination CAPE, which will commence on June 28

She noted that the Overseas Examinations Commission OEC has reported that the “centres have been finalised, presiding examiners have been engaged and trained and deployment schedules have been shared with them ahead of the start of the exams”.

The OEC is the local entity charged with ensuring the smooth preparation for and administration of the exams in Jamaica as well as the return of scripts for marking.

Ms. Williams was addressing yesterday’s (Wed) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.

The regional exams will run through to July 31 and the results will be released between the last week of September and the first week of October.

The examinations were originally scheduled to begin on June 14, but were delayed in light of the coronavirus pandemic.