Education Minister Anthony Garcia assured principals, teachers, parents and candidates that all efforts were being made to ensure access to the 2017 May/June Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) and Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) results.
Students were expected to access their results from the Caribbean and Examination Council (CXC) website on Friday at 10 pm, however, the site crashed which left many frustrated. Several students did not access their results until Saturday afternoon.
In a release issued today, the Ministry of Education said it was aware of the challenges experienced by students and was working diligently with CXC in Barbados to rectify the situation.
The ministry said Garcia acknowledged an understanding of the importance of these results for students to continue on their academic journey, either to sixth form or tertiary education. The ministry said candidates who wrote CAPE were able to access their results on Friday while most CSEC candidates were able to access their results on Saturday.
The ministry also sought to clarify that it does not manage the websites for release of CXC results as those portals were managed by CXC, and any challenges that nationals faced in accessing their results are communicated to the council by the ministry.