The Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) have been pushed backed by three weeks.
At a press conference on Wednesday, CXC registrar Dr Wayne Wesley said the decision was made during a special joint meeting of the School Examinations Committee (SEC) and the Council this morning.
Examinations will now commence on May 23. L
CXC says the results will be released in August or September.
An extension for submission of School Based Assessments (SBAs) has also been granted for both CSEC and CAPE students, moving from the June 30 deadline.
The move comes on the heels of a strong lobby by education officials in the Caribbean for the date of the exams to pushed back. The CXC body said the recognized the effects the pandemic has had on the education system and students and as such would have taken this step.