The British Virgin Islands has once again topped the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) by producing the most students to pass five or more CXC subjects in one sitting this year.
This achievement has caught the attention of the Glenroy Cumberbatch, the Registrar at CXC, which is stands for ‘Caribbean Examination Council’.
“Of those that did five subjects in one sitting [last year], 95 percent of them actually got (passed) the five including English and math and, this year, the same statistics happened again,” said Cumberbatch, who noted that the BVI is still relatively new to the regional CXC exams.
“The students have been doing extremely well and we look forward to that continuing every year. We remember the BVI started doing CSEC subjects very recently as opposed to many of the other countries and they have really hit the ground running.”
Education Minister Myron Walwyn also recognised this year’s batch of CXC students who have made the territory proud.
He said their achievement is even more impressive considering the difficulties they experienced because of the September 2017 hurricanes.
“We did it again … Despite all the challenges that we faced after Hurricane Irma, we still had a 95 percent pass rate. God has been good to us,” the minister said.
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