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Tag Archives: exams

  1. The Students of the Caribbean Say “No Way, CXC”

    The Caribbean Coalition for Exam Redress, in fulfilment of its mandate to amplify the voices of students as important education stakeholders, conducted an online survey of Caribbean students to gauge their level of satisfaction generally with the Caribbean Examinations Council and their exit examinations. The survey, using the Microsoft Forms platform, was conducted between May […]

    June 10, 2021Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  2. Even as UNICEF recognises CXC fiasco? ‘Proverbial Nero still fiddles as Rome and children’s futures burn’

    This is a sad sad day for CARICOM and particularly our children. We are Not Impressed. We continue to be Embarrassed. Ashamed. As we have been for EIGHT MONTHS. We are Hurting for our stress-ridden children, both from C19 context and CXC’s cruelty, whose pain has been utterly ignored by CXC who has been enabled […]

    May 27, 2021Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  3. Approaches to CXC 2021 Exit Examinations, Another View: CXC Matters by Khaleel Kothdiwala

    “On Wednesday April 7th, the Caribbean Union of Teachers held a panel discussion and webinar on the approaches to the CXC 2021 examinations. This forum was addressed by teachers, principals, students, parents and teacher unionists. There was unanimous concern expressed with CXC’s stated plans for the administration of the 2021 examinations, announced at the beginning […]

    April 16, 2021Breaking News, Controversy, Video GalleryNo comments
  4. MEDIA STATEMENT RE CXC’s STATEMENT, RE – 2021 EXAM PLANS

    Apologies for my misquoting Jesus’ parable, but today’s statement from CXC, where they are attempting to appear responsive to the conditions emanating from the current La Soufriere eruption, is nothing more than ‘old wine in new wineskins‘. It appears to be disinformation: an apparent misrepresentation (error at best?) of the exact same information provided publicly […]

    April 16, 2021Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  5. “CXC AND CARICOM: STOP THE TORTURE OF OUR CHILDREN AND TEACHERS”

    JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT MARKING 6 MONTHS AFTER THE RELEASE OF CXC’s 2020 CSEC AND CAPE GRADES, FROM THE REGIONAL COALITION FOR CXC EXAM REDRESS Why is CARICOM apparently enabling CXC’s continued callousness towards our region’s children? We note that there are similarities, relating to institutional callousness, between the ongoing CXC crisis and others involving children throughout […]

    April 7, 2021Breaking News, Education, Featured1 comment
  6. GRADUATION GIFTS FOR TEN FROM FIRST CARIBBEAN

    Ten students transitioning from the Charles F. Broome Memorial School‘s Special Unit got rounds of applause, gifts of school supplies, and words of advice two days after the Common Entrance Examination when officials of a local bank visited the school for a presentation ceremony. Thompson stressed the importance of having confidence and urged Harris to […]

    July 23, 2020Education, FeaturedNo comments
  7. CXC Regional Examinations to be held in July 2020

    CSEC, CAPE and CCSLC students will be sitting their examinations in July this year. That was the decision coming out of the First Emergency Virtual Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) – Education on Friday. The meeting, chaired by Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Education, Michael Browne, was attended by Ministers […]

    May 11, 2020Education, FeaturedNo comments
  8. ICBL RECOGNIZES CHILDREN OF STAFF: For 11-Plus Performances with Useful & Simple Gifts, not Bling Pens

    Monday 7th September will probably be one of the most nerve wrecking days for those children beginning their Secondary School lives. However, four members of the ICBL family will be walking into their new environment full of confidence thanks to gifts from the leading insurance company. ICBL recently recognized Ariana Ryan, Ashlee Davis, Khaleel Wilkinson […]

    August 11, 2015EducationNo comments
  9. CXC STUDENTS GRADED VIA SUCCESSFUL ONLINE EXAMS: CWC BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (ex-COLUMBUS) CONDUCTS INITIAL TRIALS WHICH GAIN PASSING MARKS

    This year, CXC students were able to sit some of their exams online in a virtual testing centre, thanks to the Business Solutions arm of the soon to be realigned FLOW-LIME merger/acquisition. The material was hosted via data centres in Curacao, and continues to prove the benefits of CWC and Columbus operating as a single […]

    July 2, 2015EducationNo comments
  10. “Ex Machina” (2015): Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson – Sci Fi Movie HD November 4, 2014Cinema, Technology, Video GalleryNo comments
  11. Too much Social Media, not enough Conflict Resolution – Barbadian educator and Union alarmed at growing trends

    When not embroiled in clashes with the BCC, the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) looks to garner assistance for the children of members affected by recent job losses – such as NCC staff who object to their removal and see it as incorrect tenure applications. “Second Chances” is an initiative where free lessons are […]

    October 30, 2014EducationNo comments
  12. BARBADIAN INSURANCE LEADER SUPPORTS 11 PLUS BOOST FROM TRADE UNION

    ICBL hosted a press conference announcing their support for the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) in developing their Education Outreach School which aids the children of members by providing tutoring for the Common Entrance Examination. This program will begin on Saturday October 18 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. and will continue up to […]

    October 8, 2014EducationNo comments
  13. Caribbean Examination Council Makes Unprecedented Results with Columbus Barbados

    While students eagerly await their results from the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), Columbus Telecommunications via the recently launched Columbus Business Solutions (CBS) and CXC have committed to providing unparalleled service to students and teachers after signing an unprecedented, significant agreement. The two-year agreement, which has been broken down into five phases, will allow CXC to […]

    July 22, 2014EducationNo comments
  14. “The Imitation Game” (2014): Charles Dance, Mark Strong, Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch – Movie HD

    Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.

    July 21, 2014Video Gallery1 comment
  15. Diamonds International celebrates top “11+” students: Charles F. Broome Primary (a) July 8, 2014Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  16. Diamonds International celebrates top “11+” students: Willoughby Turner’s Hall July 8, 2014Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  17. Diamonds International celebrates top “11+” students: Charles F. Broome Primary (b) July 8, 2014Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  18. Diamonds International celebrates top “11+” students: Providence Elementary July 8, 2014Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  19. Caribbean Adventures Series to be used in CXC’s Primary Exit Assessment

    The Caribbean Adventure Series by Carol Mitchell is among the list of new books that the Ministry of Education in Montserrat will be using to prepare students for the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA). 2014 will be the first year that Montserrat will be replacing its local standardised test with the CPEA which is administered […]

    December 19, 2013Books, EducationNo comments