The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) continues to climb the technology ladder as it launches its first mobile application “CXC Connect.”
On Wednesday 26 July 2017, CXC Connect became available to mobile users in the Google Play Store and to commemorate the event, an official launch was held in Barbados at Sky Mall.
Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones gave the key note address at Wednesday’s launch. “This is indeed a great occasion we’ve seen the progress that CXC has been making over the years particularly with bringing on board all of the technologies to make learning…relatively seamless. Knowledge acquisition, knowledge retention, knowledge accumulation is absolutely important in today’s world,” he said.
Jones admitted that he too must keep up with the pace as CXC continues to move rapidly with technological advancements. E-marking, E-Testing and E-Books were among the council’s accomplishments he noted.
Pledging his support for advancements in learning technology, the minister emphasised, “If our students are to learn and learn seamlessly to stay connected, to feel the knowledge flow from not only teachers…but feel that knowledge flow from across the world, that it in fact can enhance their learning, then we have to open the space.”
Chief Executive Officer of BITT, Gabriel Abed, also commended CXC for stepping up to the plate and embracing technology which will prove beneficial for generations to come.
The app was built with several attractive features in mind to engage all of CXC’s stakeholders. The 2017 candidates of CXC examinations will be the first to access their results from the portal within app, anywhere and anytime, using their credentials. The Newsfeed on the app is comprised of the council’s Facebook and Twitter activity, as well as customised activity to suit each stakeholder. Users have access to the FAQs library, where they can ask questions and corresponding answers will appear. Upcoming events for the council will also be provided with the necessary details.
CXC will also be hosting another app launch in Guyana on 31 July, 2017.
For more information about CXC Connect log on to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waJNe3EPqF4