Business View Caribbean | March 2021

7 BUSINESS VIEW CARIBBEAN MARCH 2021 I n recognition of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to the education sector, candidates registered for CAPE®, CSEC® and CCLSC® will sit these Exams during the period June/July 2021. Ministries of Education will receive the results in the last week of September. CARICOM Ministers of Education reached those and other critical agreements for the Administration of the 2021 CAPE and CSEC Examinations, during the Twenty-Sixth Special Meeting of the CARICOM Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD)-Education on Friday 26 February and Monday 1 March AGREEMENT REACHED ON ADMINISTRATION OF 2021 REGIONAL EXAMINATIONS 2021. The Ministers considered a report from the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) on consultations it conducted with Ministries of Education on administration of the Exams. Chair of the COHSOD, Hon Jeffery Lloyd, Minister of Education of The Bahamas, told a post meeting media briefing that after careful analysis and with consideration for the well- being of the students, the COHSOD also Hon Jeffery Lloyd agreed that the CXC® would administer the Examinations in their original formats. That is for CAPE® and CSEC®, Paper 01/02 and 03/2 for private candidates, and for OPENING L INES