THE Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) is assuring members of the public that despite reports that students were tampering wit this year's examination results, its database is tamper proof.
In a release to the media today the council said warned that stiff penalties would be meted out to anyone found tampering with information contained in the preliminary result slip.
"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 said.
The council urged employers and educational institutions to ask applicants to present either the official CXC certificate as supporting documentation or to instruct the applicant to apply to CXC for an official transcript, which will be sent directly from CXC to the institution.
This is the first year that the CXC has made the results available online to schools and candidates. Candidates can only see their personal preliminary results.
Official examination certificates will be released in November.
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