The province has revised the marking procedure for the January provincial examinations because of the uncertainty surrounding the CUPE labour negotiations. Provincial examinations in mathematics and English will go ahead as planned, however, there is not time to rearrange for central marking, so the exams will now be marked by the students’ teachers within their own school boards. “I am thankful a strike was averted, and I am confident that this revised evaluation process will provide students with a fair, accurate and consistent final grade,” said Education Minister Marilyn More. “These exams are important for students to assure them they have met provincial outcomes, and I am pleased that they are going ahead.” Courses that require a provincial examination include Mathematics 12, Advanced Mathematics 12, Mathématiques 12, Mathématiques avancées 12, English 12, Advanced English 12, English 12: African Heritage and English/Communications 12. The provincial examinations that are scheduled for June will also follow the revised marking procedure to ensure fairness and consistency.