A number of students across the country are expressing a great deal of anxiety as exit exams loom.

One student from Glenmuir High School in Clarendon, Javin Maitland, is not particularly confident about sitting his examinations this year.

Last week, President of the Caribbean Union of Teachers, Dr. Garth Anderson, expressed concern that they may not be ready.

He says the many challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with the inadequacies of CXC , would adversely affect the preparation for sitting the upcoming regional exit examinations.

Head Boy of Camperdown High School, Denroy Watson, says his own assessment of his peers shows a varied degree of readiness for exams.

And, a Student of Grange Hill High School in Westmoreland, Shanique Brown, is calling on CXC to reduce the content of the syllabus in recognition of the difficulties posed due to online learning amid a pandemic.

Those were students expressing their concerns regarding exit exams this year.

Exams are set to begin in June.