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BCC exam postponed after leak

Tensions ran high among students at Barbados Community College (BCC) when the CORE 101 Ethics and Citizenship examination was halted at the last minute owing to an apparent leak of the paper, Barbados TODAY has learned.

The examination which was set to be completed today was postponed after a breach in the examination regulations.

The breach came from an assistant tutor who sent the examination as well as the responses to students via social media, Barbados TODAY understands.

In a circular from president of the BCC Student Guild Kobie Broomes he stressed the way in which the examination breach was communicated led to general misinformation.

The memo read: “The cause of the examination being compromised does not rest with the students and we ask that the college take the necessary steps to ensure this breach does not happen again.”

Speaking to Barbados TODAY, Principal of the ‘Eyrie’, Howell’s Cross Road, St Michael institution Annette Alleyne said the school was investigating the breach.

She said: “We started the investigations today and that is ongoing. I will be having another meeting with all the parties involved – the critical ones between today and Thursday.

“Once we get to the bottom of it then we would be able to speak more clearly about what happened.

“But at this stage, it would be inappropriate to cast aspersions on anybody without due process, but we do have procedures in place.”

Alleyne told Barbados TODAY that the cancellation did affect the study body and she apologised on behalf of the college for the inconvenience. The exam will now be sat on Thursday morning at nine.

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