An education activist is calling for answers from both the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and the Barbados Government, as well as for a halt to national online testing.

Paula-Anne Moore, spokesperson of the Caribbean Coalition of Exam Redress and the Group of Concerned Parents of Barbados, is raising concerns following the recent roll-out of the online Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations.

In an interview yesterday, she called for the e-testing to be abandoned, as she says students have been traumatised and disadvantaged by the format.

She also wants the Bajan Government to reveal to the public its assessment of the online examination format.

Ms. Moore is quoted as saying “the Barbadian public needs to ask the question as to why a national decision was made to go ahead with e-Testing. Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad a refused to implement national e-Testing, as they recognised that their national infrastructure was not ready, so why pursue it? And why continue to force the issue?”