Guyana to Host CXC Students’ Forum

 

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) in conjunction with the Ministry of Education in Guyana will host a Students’ Forum next Wednesday 29 September in Guyana.

The forum will be held at the auditorium of Queen’s College in Georgetown and starts at 10:00 in the morning. The Ministry of Education in Guyana has arranged for students from secondary schools throughout the country to participate.

The objective of the students’ forum is to give students from Guyana and across the region the opportunity to interact directly with CXC and to air their views and concerns about the examinations and programmes CXC offers.

It will also give CXC an opportunity to hear directly from one of its largest target audiences- students.

Students from other Caribbean countries will be able to follow and participate in the forum on UStream, where the event will be broadcast live from Guyana. Students can send their comments and questions via UStream or on the CXC Face book site.

“The organisation is taking a more pro-active approach to its outreach and the students’ forum in Guyana is just another example of the new way of doing business,” Dr Didacus Jules, Registrar of CXC stated. “The live broadcasting of the event on the Internet also signals this new CXC paradigm.”

The panel for the students’ forum will include Dr Gordon Harewood, Senior Assistant Registrar Examinations Development and Production; Dianne Medford, Assistant Registrar-Examinations Administration and Security; Cleveland Sam, Assistant Registrar-Public Information and Customer Services and a representative from the Ministry of Education, Guyana.

For further information, please contact Cleveland Sam, CXC Public Information Officer, (246) 227 1892 or via e-mail at CSam@cxc.org.