Public upset over delay of CPEA results
Persons have expressed their dissatisfaction and disappointment with the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), following news that the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) results have been delayed.
“CXC has advised that due to technical difficulties, the CPEA results which were due on or about June 7, have been delayed,” said a post on the Facebook page of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Education Media Unit on Wednesday.
According to the Media Unit’s post, a new date for the release of the results has not been given.
“I don’t ‘buy’ that explanation at all. Smh,” one person wrote under the post. Another person said that it was unacceptable to wait four days past the intended release date to issue a statement.
One individual said that “the public deserves a much clearer explanation” while others said that children were stressed.
“After they done stress out ppl pickney they talking about quality assurance processes…they better get their act together…not like how they deal with CSEC math paper,” one person commented, referring to a matter in May when there were claims of a breach in examination security in Trinidad and Tobago during the Math exam.
Regional media have also reported a delay in CPEA results in other Caribbean countries.
“The Council has given the assurance that it is making every effort to have the quality assurance processes completed within the shortest possible time,” Grenada’s Government Information Service reported.
This year in SVG, the CPEA was written on May 16 and 17 by 1785 Grade six students.