In light of public concerns and initial observations by The Ministry of Education Youth and Information, Minister, The Honourable Fayval Williams, has written to the Chairman of Caribbean Examination Council, Sir Hillary Beckles requesting a thorough investigation into several anomalies that have been brought to the attention of the Education Ministry.

 

Also, the Minister has sought to ascertain from CXC the circumstances that led to results being sent directly to students before schools and the Ministry. This occurrence prevented the Ministry from identifying, in advance, anomalies or errors in the results.

 

The Minster emphasized, in her letter that, “it is in the interest of the Caribbean examination ecosystem that confidence remains in the system. As such, a transparent investigation must commence immediately.”

 

The Minister is assuring the public that the Ministry continues to advocate in the interest of Jamaica and will ensure that the challenges being faced by Jamaican students are effectively addressed and resolved.