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VIDEO: CXC head responds to exam results racket
2012-09-03 15:54:21 | (0 Comments)
Tyrone Reid, Senior Staff Reporter
Dr Didacus Jules, the chief executive of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has warned that holders of falsified preliminary results slips can be prosecuted.
Jules was responding to a Sunday Gleaner exclusive which revealed that crooks were selling doctored preliminary results slips on the streets of Kingston, Jamaica.
During the undercover operation, a member of our news team purchased a grade one in the CXC’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Mathematics exam for $12,000.
“Buyers beware. The presentation of these certificates could result in criminal charges being brought against the holders of the fraudulent results,” said Jules via a video response dispatched by the CXC headquarters in Barbados.
He added: “Each participating territory has legislation in place to prosecute persons suspected of fraudulent activities in respect of CXC examinations.”
Jules also said the council did not take the matter lightly and will explore steps to further tighten its already stringent security measures.
In addition, the CXC Registrar was confident that the holders of fraudulent CXC results slip would eventually be exposed when asked to present the official certificate or request transcripts directly from CXC.
He reiterated that the preliminary results slips, issued to candidates immediately after the results are released, are not the final authority on CXC grades.
“It is not, and I repeat, it is not the official certificates candidates receive from CXC,” he said.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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