However, the regional examinations body says that some students may be changing their exam results after downloading them from its website, and reminded educational institutions and employers to request from students the official transcripts.
“In light of media reports in the region regarding the tampering of its results online, the CXC assures the public of the security and integrity of its examinations results,” the body said in a news release yesterday.
CXC made the results available online to schools and candidates for the first time this year. However, candidates may see only their personal preliminary results.
“While there have been reports in the media of candidates attempting to change their results, candidates do not have access to the CXC database and therefore cannot change or tamper with the information residing on the CXC database,” the release continued.
The CXC also reminded employers and educational institutions to ask applicants to present either the official CXC certificate as supporting documentation or instruct the applicant to apply to CXC for an official transcript, which will be sent directly from CXC to the institution.
Speaking with the Observer yesterday, CXC’s assistant registrar for public information and customer services, Cleveland Sam, said there were reports of students downloading PDF files of their reports, and subsequently making changes to the PDF files. However, these were not considered official transcripts, which were only available from the CXC.
Sam also appealed to parents to be vigilant with their children as they accessed their results from the website.
The CXC says it will issue official examination certificates in November as usual.