Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) plans review to avoid more errors

May 8, 2017

CXC plans review to avoid more errors

A few days ago, the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) officially apologised to the Ministry of Education in Trinidad and Tobago for its errors in the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam.

CXC’s Director of Operations, Stephen Savoury, formally apologised for the irregularities that were detected in the Maths and Language Arts components in the SEA exam. Savoury gave “the assurance that quality mechanisms will be reviewed to avoid any such occurrences in the future.”

Just last month (April 24), the CXC proposed to establish a curriculum review committee to assess possible discrimination against Indians in its CSEC and CAPE syllabi.

The proposal was made at a meeting in which Dr. Kumar Mahabir presented his findings at the CXC headquarters in Bridgetown, Barbados, on the marginalization of Indians by CXC in the History and Literature syllabi at CSEC and CAPE levels.

An Assistant Professor at the Centre for Educational Programs at the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), Mahabir met with CXC officials headed by the Registrar, Mr. Glenroy Cumberbatch.

Mahabir’s presentation was first made at a “​Conference on Inclusive Education: Achieving Education for All”​ at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, on February 15, 2017. The conference was organised by the School of Education of the UWI and Potsdam University in New York.

See attached photo of Dr. Mahabir (in jacket) presenting his research to Mr. Cumberbatch.
Accompanying Mahabir was local historian, Sabir Nakhuda (in checkered shirt), author of Bengal to Barbados: A 100 Year History of East Indians in Barbados (2013).

For confirmation and details, contact:

Dr Kumar Mahabir, Assistant Professor
University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT)

10 Swami Avenue, Don Miguel Road
San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago

Source: World Hindu News (WHN)