A suspected leak of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate, CSEC, Math paper two Wednesday is now the basis of an investigation by the Regional Examination Body CXC. The claim has left many stakeholders including the regional body concerned and worried, with some candidates questioning if there will be a need for a resit. There is growing worry and concern among stakeholders in the region after claims that the CSEC Mathematics paper 2 exams sat by students on Wednesday may have been leaked.
On Thursday the regional examination body announced the launch of an investigation into the claims. CVM LIVE contacted the local Caribbean Examination Council Office to verify the scope of the investigation and the potential outcome but was advised it is too early to say whether a resit might be necessary. It is however understood their offices have been flooded with calls from anxious students and guardians unsure what the investigation will yield for candidates. Sources at the entity note that the last exam breach in Trinidad and Tobago resulted in a regional probe that impacted all the participating countries. The local office advised however they were unable to speak officially on the matter as all calls are being directed to their headquarters in Barbados. When our news team was transferred to the head office, we were automatically rerouted to the local office.
Efforts to get a comment on the matter from the local registrar at the overseas examination commission yielded little success. The operator there advised she was new and did not know who to advise us to speak with. She however advised; they did not wish to comment on the matter either. Several calls to the education minister’s cell phone Thursday went unanswered.