The Ministry of Education today announced that following the intervention of the Government on behalf of Guyanese students concerned about receiving “ungraded” marks at the CXC examinations, the regional examination body has started to rectify the problem.
Of the 20 local schools that submitted complaints about ungraded results, regrading has been completed for 11 of the schools with the remaining 9 schools outstanding.
The Ministry said the schools have now received results that have been graded.
The 11 schools with the updated results are Port Kaituma Secondary, Patentia Secondary, Annandale Secondary, New Amsterdam Secondary, Paramakatoi Secondary, Harmony Secondary, Carmel Secondary, Central High School, The Bishops’ High School, Leguan Secondary School and Mahaicony Secondary School.
The CSEC subjects that were initially ‘ungraded’ and would have received grades upon review by CXC are: English A, Principles of Business, Office Administration, Economics and Human and Social Biology. Additionally, in relation to CAPE, grades were received for Geography Unit 1 that was previously ungraded.
The Ministry said CXC has committed to providing an update on the outstanding nine schools at the earliest possible time.
A number of factors contributed to candidates’ results being recorded as ungraded, the Education Ministry explained, adding that it has immediately begun to revert to pre-existing systems which will be strengthened to prevent a reoccurrence.
In relation to the unsatisfactory results in the CSEC examination, a total of twenty four (24) schools indicated unsatisfactory performance in twenty (20) subject areas.
Six schools submitted requests for review of unsatisfactory results in seven CAPE subject areas.
Regarding the unsatisfactory results for both CSEC and CAPE, the Caribbean Examinations Council has undertaken to provide an update at the earliest possible time.
The Ministry of Education said it will provide a further update on the issue when the information becomes available.