Chairman of the Board of the Caribbean Examinations Council, Professor Sir Hillary Beckles has announced there will be an independent review of the recent results issued by the regional examination body.

In a statement this afternoon released by the CXC, Sir Hillary, the University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor disclosed that the CXC  Registrar, Dr Wayne Wesley, and his team have met with regional Ministers of Education to discuss the concerns raised by parents and students across the region.

Sir Hillary says this was in an effort to identify the underlying causes and provide clarity to their stakeholders.

He says that while there might be policy and technical issues to be addressed immediately, the maintenance of public trust going forward is paramount.

And, there will be ongoing dialogue with regional Ministries of Education based on the official gathering of data relevant to all concerns raised.

Sir Hillary promises that every formally reported case will be reviewed and where remedies are required they will be applied.

He praised management at CXC for their efforts to deliver regional exams during what he called the COVID-19 logistics nightmare, but said it was anticipated that given these specific challenges a period of review and possible revisions would follow.

The CXC Chairman then announced that it has been agreed that an independent review team will shortly begin this work and present a report for discussion with relevant stakeholders.