THE decline in Mathematics and English passes at Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) exams, is being seen at both the Secondary Tertiary levels.
That announcement was made by the Chairman of the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), Sir Hilary Beckles, during a recently held press conference where he stated that they have a concern with the level of computation skills in young people.“We have tried to get to the bottom of it; in some instances it has to do with the teachers with special skills in mass teaching.
The Chairman said that it could be a case of students not being properly stimulated by experts in the field.He said that English A has been presenting issues as well.“There are very interesting intellectual questions around why more, and more young people can’t be expressive in the dialect of their communities and unable to make the transition back to formal English.”