Aleisha Salmon, a grade 12 student at Meadowbrook High, told the Jamaica Observer that since the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) forced the physical closure of schools, she has been worried and fearful as she is not certain what will obtain with the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE).
While CXC has announced that it will administer the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and CAPE exams in July, Jamaica has withdrawn its support of this due to the inequality of access to reliable Internet services for some students.
Raniel Smith, another grade 11 student at Annotto Bay High, shared that his plan is to repeat his final year in high school.
Shanthornie Simms, a grade 11 student at Marymount High, said not being trained to do online classes has gravely affected her and her ability to keep up with classes.
In St Andrew, Krissan Spaulding, a grade nine student at Meadowbrook High, said her greatest challenge thus far is selecting the subjects she will be pursuing at the CSEC level.