CXC examinations to continue, some schools to be closed Tuesday

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The Overseas Examinations Commission (OEC) wishes to advise the general public that all examinations [CXC, GCE & University of London] scheduled to be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, will be held as time-tabled.

However, having regard to the current situation, candidates from the following centres should go to the Overseas Examinations Commission, using the Manhattan Road entrance [across from the entrance to the NWC]:


• Charlie Smith High
• Kingston College
• Vauxhall High
• Trench Town High
• Kingston High
• National Academy
• Pentecostal Tabernacle
• Emanuel Apostolic
• National Academy

Exam venues have been changed for other schools as follows:

• Candidates from Kingston Technical High and St Andrew Technical High should report to The Mico University College, Marescaux Road;
• All private candidates scheduled to sit at East Queen Street Baptist Church should go to The Mico University College, Marescaux Road;
• Candidates from St George's College should go back to Ardenne High;
• Candidates writing CSEC examinations from Excelsior High and Exed Community College should report to Holy Childhood High;
• Candidates writing CAPE examinations from Excelsior High & Exed Community College should report to The Mico University College;

Examinations will remain at Camperdown High.

Those candidates who are unable to reach Camperdown should go to the Overseas Examinations Commission while other candidates who are not able to report to their centres should go to the nearest centre.

School officials and Examination Supervisors should make every effort to be available to facilitate the smooth running of the examinations. We are in touch with the Police to help us in this regard.

Candidates sitting at the Overseas Examinations Commission are to take their lunch.


For further information call: 920 3284, 926 6573, 629 1424/1571

Meanwhile, the Overseas Examination Commission is reporting that the transferral of students from examination centres in volatile areas to other locations went very well.

Head of the Commission, Hector Stephenson, says about 98 percent of the students transferred to alternative examination centres turned up today.

And, the Ministry of Education is advising parents and students that due to the current situation in Western Kingston, the following schools will be closed tomorrow:


Vauxhall High, Trench Town High, Charlie Smith High, St Andrew Technical High, Excelsior High, Excelsior Community College, Kingston College, St George's College, Tivoli Gardens High, Denham Town High, Kingston High.


In addition, Wolmer’s Boys’, Wolmer’s Girls’, Holy Childhood High, St Hugh's High and Ardenne High schools, which will serve as examination centres for students from the schools that will be closed, will not be opened for regular school tomorrow. These schools will only be opened to accommodate students that will sit examinations.


All other schools are to be opened for normal operations.

The Ministry will continue to monitor the situation and communicate any changes through the Media.


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