CXC students impacted by flooding were accommodated at other exam centres; Hordley Crossing now passable

Several St. Thomas students sitting Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) exams yesterday were facilitated at alternative examination centres, after flooded roadways prevented them from reaching their designated centres.

The Hordley Crossing along the Golden Grove main road and the Orangefield road were among those impacted.

Affected institutions included Morant Bay High and the St. Thomas Technical High School.

Impacted students were advised by the Overseas Examination Commission (OEC) which administers CXC exams, in Jamaica, to attend their closest alternative exam centre.

Speaking to IRIE FM News this morning, Principal of the Morant Bay High School, Kerry-Ann Coombs, said her institution accommodated at least 20 students from nearby schools.

Several of her students were also facilitated elsewhere.

She added that things are back to normal today, with regular sitting of CXC exams underway.

Meanwhile, police have confirmed that vehicular access has been restored to the Hordley Crossing.

This, after heavy rains over the weekend, caused that section of the Golden Grove main road, to be impassable yesterday.

The flooding impacted dozens of motorists and commuters, including students of several St. Thomas high schools, who were set to complete their CXC exams.

Providing an update to IRIE FM News this morning, head of the St. Thomas police, Superintendent Allison Byfield said access was restored last evening, and vehicles are able to traverse the thoroughfare.

She said other impacted roadways in the parish are also passable, as flood waters have receded.


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