In light of the recent decision taken by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) to allow CAPE and CSEC students the option of deferring their 2021 examinations in part, or totality, to other sittings in 2022, this Ministry wishes to advise that while students can choose that option, the Ministry cannot guarantee tuition space for such students at their current school or at any other school, past the end of the current school year (2020/2021).
As it relates to Grenada, Form 5 students are expected to exit secondary schools at the end of an academic year and, by that action, space is made available for new entrants at the Form 1 level. This means that the Ministry may be unable to allow Form 5 students to remain for an additional year within a secondary school.
Form 5 students and their parents/guardians should therefore weigh all options for continuity of learning, before deciding on a deferral. Students are urged to make maximum use of all the support that is provided by their schools and their teachers.
This Ministry assures the public that it will continue to do all within its power to support students in their quest for success.