The initial meeting of the Regional Working Group for the formulation and monitoring of a strategy to improve candidate performance in Mathematics was held at the CXC Headquarters in Barbados on Tuesday 23 August 2016.
The establishment of the working group was one strategy adopted by CXC to respond to the declining performance in Mathematics started in 2012. The mandate of the working group include: (a)research, analyse and determine the extent of the problem; (b) advise on a recovery strategy; (c) complete the initial assignment on or before 31 October 2016; (d) submit a comprehensive report, with recommendations for a coherent regional plan that could be used to address the performance issues in Mathematics, to the Registrar of CXC through its Chairman on or before 21 November 2017; (e) oversee and monitor the implemented recovery strategy by providing semi-annual progress reports to the Registrar of CXC, through its Chairman, during the period January 2017 to December 2019.
The members of the working group are drawn from across the Caribbean and represent various institutions. Dr CJ Leacock of the School of Education at UWI Cave Hill Campus chairs the group. The other members are Dr Karim Juan of Sacred Heart College, Belize; Dr Sukrishnalla Pasha, University of Guyana; Mr John Estephane from St Lucia; Ms Anjani Garibsingh, Curriculum Officer, Ministry of Education, Trinidad and Tobago; Mr Marcus Caine, Director of Pre-Medical Studies, Trinity School of Medicine, St Vincent and the Grenadines; Mr Radley Reid, former Education Advisor to the Minister of Education, Jamaica, and Dr Desmond Broomes, CXC Consultant as Advisor.