Hearing in relation to charges laid against Steer Town Academy educators following alleged CXC exam paper leaking set for today

A hearing in relation to charges brought against three Educators at the Steer Town Academy, in St. Ann, following the alleged leaking of Examination papers for the June 2022 Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), is to get underway tomorrow.

Several charges including Neglect of Duty have been laid against the Educators.

The Personnel Committee of the Steer Town Academy Board of Management will be conducting the hearing.

Attorney Anthony Williams who is representing the board will be marshaling the evidence being presented by witnesses for the board.

On May 22 last year,  Chairman of the Overseas Examination Commission, Brian Bennett-Easy, wrote to the Chairman of the School board of the Academy and Ministry of Education officials referring to reports received of widespread irregularities at that centre.

Allegations are that some candidates had access to live question papers ahead of the examination and were allegedly coached by their teachers before they sat the examinations.

Further allegations are that some students were also able to amend their scripts with the assistance of their teachers after the papers were administered.

The letter stated that performance in mathematics especially, was at a very high standard and was not in keeping with previous years’ performance.

Also some of the same candidates who sat City & Guilds Mathematics allegedly did poorly but excelled in CSEC Mathematics.

Investigations were carried out into the report and subsequently the three educators had charges laid against them.

They are accused of failing to store the June 2022 examination papers in the fire proof cabinet supplied to the school by the Overseas Examination Council.

The educators were served between March 7 and 12 with documents outlining the charges.


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