In the wake of concerns expressed by Opposition Leader Mia Mottley that the May 24 Election Day is clashing with Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) exams, the Ministry of Education is seeking to assure that no candidate will be disadvantaged as a result of any events on that date.
Following is the full statement released by the Ministry through the Barbados Government Information Service a short while ago:
“The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation wishes to advise the general public and candidates who will be writing examinations on Thursday, May 24, 2018, of the arrangements that will be instituted for the administration of examinations on that date.
All external examinations will take place as previously scheduled and will be administered in strict compliance with the regulations and procedures of the respective examining bodies. Candidates are, therefore, required to report early to their respective examination centres as specified on their timetables.
The Ministry of Education urges all candidates to carefully follow the instructions that will be issued by the Supervisor of Examinations at each centre. This is very important since there will be special arrangements to be implemented at each centre to facilitate the entrance, controlled movement and exit of candidates and other examination officials during the day’s examination period.
The Ministry wishes to assure the public and candidates that all steps have been taken to ensure safe and secure conditions for the administration of all examinations so that no candidate will be disadvantaged as a result of any events on that date.
The Ministry looks forward to the cooperation of all parties involved in the writing and administration of examinations on Thursday May, 24.” (END OF STATEMENT)