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CXC to release exam results on Monday; Online student portal available to check

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) on Sunday advised candidates that the results of this year’s Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination®  (CAPE®), Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate® (CSEC®) and Caribbean Certificate of  Secondary Level Competence® (CCSLC®) examinations, will be released online at 6:00 pm  (AST) on Monday 5 September 2022. Candidates may access their results via the Student  Portal at ...

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Roman Catholic nun and historian Sr Noel Menezes dies

Highly respected Roman Catholic nun and historian, Sister Noel Menezes has died, former President David  Granger said on Wednesday.  She was 92 years old. Mr. Granger, who was one of her students, recalls “the rigour of her research, the breadth of her knowledge, the clarity of her instruction and the value of her advice.” Mr Granger noted that Sr Menezes ...

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Contractors will have to pay compensation for delayed, low quality schools- Manickchand

Minister of Education Priya Manickchand on Wednesday warned that contractors who fail to complete the rehabilitation and construction of schools and other education facilities would have to pay compensation to the government. Indicating that she has to respond to critics, she said she would be harsher and more vigilant on delivery of projects. “That will see us doing things like ...

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APNU+AFC will wipe off UG student loan debts- Opposition Leader

Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton on Tuesday promised that if the coalition of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) is reelected in 2025, it would forgive the more than GY$10 billion in University of Guyana student loans. “We will also write off all student’s debt and pay an education stipend to students. Moreover, we will work together with UG ...

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St George’s High School fire leaves Education Ministry scrambling to relocate 400 students

A mid-Wednesday afternoon fire that virtually destroyed the St George’s High School on North Road/ Church Street, Georgetown has seen top officials of the Ministry of Education almost immediately activating plans to relocate the more than 400 students and teachers. “We know that there were 421 students coming to this school and they will not have school in September… We ...

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UG to celebrate George Lamming’s contribution to Caribbean literature

July 12, is observed all around the region as Caribbean Literature Day. The date was chosen to mark the occasion on July 12, 1562, when Spanish Franciscan  priest and bishop of Yucatán, Diego de Landa ordered the burning of sacred Mayan texts containing millennia of accumulated knowledge. Several organisations, institutions, publishers, book stores, literary and performing  groups will be celebrating ...

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US oil company-funded Guyana Health Initiative to benefit Caribbean

An almost US$32 million Guyana Health Initiative being funded by Hess Corporation is set to also benefit the rest of the Caribbean in the treatment of cancer and diseases of the heart and blood vessels, Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony announced on Friday. He explained that a Cardiovascular Centre for Excellence and an Oncology Centre would be established jointly with ...

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Second chance for those with incomplete secondary education

The Guyana government on Wednesday announced that Guyanese, who were unable to complete their secondary education or obtained less than five CSEC or GCE subjects including English and Mathematics, would be given an opportunity to be qualified and eventually pave the way for tertiary education. “This scholarship programme is being offered to applicants at no cost and will be done ...

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CXC’s 2022 exams pushed back

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) on Wednesday announced that it has shifted the dates for the holding of Caribbean Secondary Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. CXC Registrar, Dr. Wayne Wesley told a news conference said the exams have been pushed back by three weeks to May 23, 2022 with plans being ...

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