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Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Passes 2005


Permalink 10:49:18 pm, by Melba
Categories: Education

Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Passes 2005

Increases, increases and more increases. Crime, bus fares, gas, light, chicken, you name it, it gone up. We here in Jamaica can’t take one more thing on the rise. Or can we?
Well I think we can all be proud of this increase. Last year we had 693 students who attained 8 or more passes in the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) examinations. This year 2005, we have 1640, almost 150 percent increase in the number of students attaining 8 or more passes. I have not been able to get all the figures but I gather they are much improved all around. We had more students passing more subjects with higher grades.
This is great news in which we can all take comfort. There has been such a sense of hopelessness that has engulfed our young people it’s very frightening. With so many negatives all around them it’s very heartening to see our children rise above these obstacles and succeed.
To add to all the problems society had to throw their way the students also had to contend with three major hurricanes during the last school year, Ivan, Dennis and Emily. Despite all this the students still came out on top.
Well done children, this is only the beginning. Keep up the good work. Our nation’s survival is riding on your success.
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