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Computer based examinations for ACCA, CAT




ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) recently approved the Overseas Examinations Commission (OEC) of Jamaica to conduct computer-based examinations (CBE) for the CAT and ACCA qualifications.
The Overseas Examinations Commission has overall responsibility for administering the overseas examinations taken by candidates in the Jamaican secondary education system and administers all external examinations, including the secondary exit examinations and professional examinations.
For ACCA and CAT students in Jamaica, it now offers another option for sitting their exams and a route to faster
qualification.
ACCA is a global body for professional accountants which offers training to in accountancy, finance and management.
The main advantages of computer-based examinations are that students receive their results immediately upon completion of the exam. They can also attempt examinations at anytime during the year and are not limited to the two annual paper based sessions in June and December.
They will also be able to progress at a faster rate through their chosen course of study, by combining paper based and computer based sittings.
Computer Based Exams are offered in the first four Papers at the Introductory and Intermediate Levels of the CAT qualification, and in the first three Papers at the Fundamentals Level of the ACCA qualification.
As a licensed centre, OEC can now register candidates to sit CBE exams, coordinate exam sittings, and administer CBEs in accordance with ACCA terms and conditions. There are nine other licensed CBE centres in the Caribbean.
Paula Marcelle-Irish, Manager of ACCA Northern Caribbean said last week that OEC's approval as a licensed CBE centre is an indication that they have met all of ACCA's criteria in terms of facilities, administration and accessibility.




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