“Technical glitch” responsible for delay – acting CEO

first_imgAnnandale Secondary’s CSEC resultsActing Chief Education Officer, Marcel Raymond Hutson, stated that the teachers at the Annandale Secondary School did not err with respect to the submission of School Based Assessments (SBAs) to the Caribbean Examination Council.Following a report that many students were unable to obtain passes in certain subjects due to the school’s alleged non-submission of the SBAs, the Education Ministry had sought to clear up the issue by contacting the Caribbean Examination Council.“This is not a situation that the teachers did not do what they had to do, it was a technical glitch,” Hutson indicated, adding that the children would be in receipt of their rightful grades soon.This publication was informed that the teachers had received the requisite training in sending the SBA grades via online to the CXC, but nonetheless did not adhere to the deadline.Many of the high school students were disappointed since they were failure grades barring them from qualifying for Sixth Form or entering the University of Guyana.The exact number of students affected is still unknown.Hutson, nevertheless, emphasised that the ministry is prepared to do everything in its power to ensure that those children are enrolled to tertiary institutions. He promised that the situation would be rectified.When the CXC results were announced last month, it was revealed that there was an overall pass rate of 64 per cent of students who scored between Grades One and Three after the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate results were analysed across the Caribbean.last_img

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