Saturday, May 28, 2005
The Caribbean Examinations Council is preparing new Maths and English examinations for over 8,000 students in Guyana. It is confirmed the original exam papers for those subjects were leaked.
Last year the Caribbean Examination Council withheld the results from a number of centres after an analysis of the country's performance suggested that there had been tampering by students in some centres.
After failing to find conclusive evidence of any tampering, CXC released the results.
This time local education officials admit some leaks have taken place. A local newspaper reported the leak on the maths papers was traced to Region 1. The head teacher of that region was questioned by local police.
Guyana has to send exams in advance of the day they are taken, to far flung locations in the hinterland and sub-regions.
There is widespread concern that repeated breaches of the exam could undermine the credibility of the entire CXC.