Cabinet full of CXC test papers stolen in Jamaica

Cabinet full of CXC test papers stolen in Jamaica

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is facing yet another breach in the Caribbean Secondary Certificate Examination papers for this year.

In a statement this afternoon, the regional education body announced that a cabinet of test papers for nine subject areas was stolen from a school in Jamaica today.

CXC said the exam papers heist is of grave concern and the matter is being investigated by the Ministry of National Security and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

According to CXC, it is in constant contact with the Ministry of Education and Youth in Jamaica and an update was shared with the Ministries of Education from across the region at a meeting earlier today.

CXC said it is determining the course of action and will communicate with the Ministries of Education later today.

Last month, just at the start of this year’s CSEC examinations, it was discovered that there was a breach in the system when the Mathematics paper 2 exam paper appeared online before the exam was administered. That breach was also traced to Jamaica.

CXC made a decision following the Math Paper 2 breach, that students final grades will be based on the Paper 1, which was already completed, and their School Based Assessments. This year’s Math Paper two was thrown out completely following the breach.

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