More than $600 million has been allocated by the Education, Youth and Information Ministry to pay examination fees for high-school students who are on the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH), next year. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Grace McLean, shared that more than $400 million has been provided by the Ministry to pay for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).
A further $200 million, she said, has been made available to pay for City and Guilds, National Vocational Qualification of Jamaica (NVQ-J) and the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) examinations. “We’re just about sending information out to the schools for them to start the registration for CSEC,” the Permanent Secretary said.
“When they do their registration, which is due sometime in October, that is submitted. We then do the review and send off the information to the Overseas Examinations Commission for full registration and payment,” Dr, McLean noted.