CXC Identifies Jamaica as Source of Math Paper Leak


May 20, 2023

The Caribbean Examinations Council has concluded its investigation into a leak in the CSEC Math’s Paper 02.

On Wednesday news broke that the Math’s paper was leaked before the administration of the examination on that day.

In a press statement, CXC said it has been in constant contact with regional Ministries of Education since this information came to light.

“CXC® has now concluded its investigation. The security measures which CXC® has put in place has led to us locating the country as Jamaica and the examination centre where the leak originated”, a statement said

CXC said the matter will be dealt with following CXC’s security protocols.

“CXC and regional Ministries of Education recognize that candidates have spent months preparing for their Mathematics Paper 02 examinations and the news of the security breach (leak) of the examination has caused much anxiety and concern,” the statement added

Furthermore, CXC said “As a result of the breach and the compromise of the examination, as well as consideration for the mental health and well-being of our candidates, timely release of results, and matriculation requirements, CXC® has determined that for this examination the modified approach will be used to award fair and valid grades”.

The modified approach according to CXC “entails assessment of i. the School Based Assessment or Paper 032 (Alternative to SBA) for private candidates; and ii. Paper 01 This decision was communicated to the regional Ministries of Education in our meeting this morning”.

CXC ended the statement by reassuring candidates that the security of the regional examinations is paramount, and their best interests continue to be at the center of the organization’s decisions and processes.

“CXC® will continue to provide updates as and when necessary and would advise stakeholders to monitor CXC’s official communication channels for information including” the statement added.

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    Hmmmm. So WHO is responsible for the leak in Jamaica? If it was Antigua or some other small island more details would have been provided. Smh.
    I don’t think just using paper 1 and the SBA is an ADEQUATE assessment. With multiple choice You’re either RIGHT OR WRONG.


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