Condolences on the Passing of Mr Clive Borely

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of the late Mr Clive Borely, a national of Trinidad and Tobago.

Mr Borely was an early pioneer of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination. He served as Convenor of the first English Panel which developed the English syllabus for the first examination administered in 1979. He later became the first Chief Examiner for English and served CXC in various capacities until 1997.

As a former Chief Education Officer in Trinidad and Tobago, Mr Borely worked closely with CXC, and the Council owes him a debt of gratitude for his commitment and dedication.

CXC therefore records its profound appreciation for Mr Borely’s invaluable contribution to education in the region.

Mrs Irene Walter, former Registrar and Pro Registrar of CXC, who worked closely with the members of the first Subject Panels, said Mr Borely’s contribution to education in the region is significant and lasting.

“He has left a legacy, that is, the CSEC English syllabus, where we have one English syllabus and two examinations, that was his thinking,” Mrs Walter explained. “He was innovative and a professional of the highest order, who was very generous to the region with his time and unselfish with his knowledge.”

Dr Didacus Jules, current Registrar and CEO of CXC expressed the sense of loss of the Council on the passing of this regional icon in language. “Mr Borely made a huge impact on language learning and teaching in the Caribbean and his legacy will continue to influence the search for solutions as we seek to improve performance in English. We extend to his family our deepest condolences, and also the appreciation of the light that he was.”