The largest governing body for secondary students, which is governed in the education act of 1963, the National Secondary Students’ Council (NSSC), issued two statements requesting inclusion in the decision for the island to sit or not to sit the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination this year.
Minister with responsibility for education, Karl Samuda, last night, Monday, May 18 told the nation that the exam will be administered in the scheduled time period set out by the CXC council.
This decision was drawn following consultation the education ministry had with secondary school principals who gave the nod of approval.
However, student leaders say it is “saddened by the insistence of local secondary school principals that are in support of the July sitting”.
The also expressed for the need for their voices to be heard and that will be done. State minister in the education ministry Alando Terrelonge will host a digital interview, tonight, May 19 with President of the NSSC, Denver Smith.
The discussion is dubbed ‘Youth Issues Live (CSEC-CAPE and YOUTH), ‘ it is slated to be a one-hour long chat via Instagram live and will begin at 7 p.m.