CXC® Signs MOU with The Mico University College, Jamaica

CXC® Signs MOU with The Mico University College, Jamaica

CXC® Signs MOU with The Mico University College, Jamaica

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC®) has formalised an articulation agreement with The Mico University College in Jamaica, as part of a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that focuses on course equivalencies and the development of its syllabuses, learning resources and assessments.

The Mico University College will recognise students’ CXC® Associate Degree (CXC®-AD) qualification for the purpose of matriculation and collaborate on initiatives for capacity building within each organisation.  

The MOU, which was signed on 9 September 2021, will provide opportunities for:

1. Mico faculty to act as CXC® Moderators, sit on CXC® Subject Panels, Review Committees, Examining Committees and Research Advisory Group, as well as serving as resource persons in the development of learning support resources;

2. Collaboration on Caribbean-wide pedagogical research as well as research for the digital transformation of the regional education system; and

3. Collaboration on teacher development to advance teaching, learning and assessment in the Caribbean.

In his remarks to attendees of the virtual ceremony, Dr Wayne Wesley, Registrar and CEO of CXC® explained, “When we say in our Mission that our focus is on developing the human capital of our Caribbean people through partnerships for global competitiveness, we are not only focused on those obtaining our qualifications but also those involved in the instruction of our syllabuses. We are therefore pleased to collaborate with a prestigious institution such as The Mico University College whose vision and mission align with those of CXC®. The Mico University College has established itself as a leader in teacher training in the region and we are confident that the results of this partnership will advance the development of regional education and by extension our economies and societies.”

Dr Asburn Pinnock, President of The Mico University College, remarked that he regarded the relationship as beneficial to the organisations and the region. “We believe that this initiative is very timely and can only strengthen our relationship with CXC® and will ensure that both organisations work to benefit the advancement of the Caribbean region. For our part, this MOU will be led by our research arm, the Institute of Technology and Educational Research (ITER) which carries with it a formidable research team who will certainly be able to access staff to play their role in advancing new educational thrust in the region. This year our institution is celebrating its 185th anniversary and this collaboration is a fitting addition to our theme of ‘Leadership, Innovation and Nation Building’.”

The Mico University College, established in 1836, is the oldest teacher training institution in the Western Hemisphere.


For further information, kindly contact us at +1 (246) 227-1700 or email (Barbados), or for queries in Jamaica at + 1 (876) 630-5200 or email: 

Photo Caption: Dr Asburn Pinnock, President of The Mico University College (L) and Dr Wayne Wesley, Registrar and CEO of CXC® (R), hold their copies of the MOU aloft, after signing.

About CXC®: 

The Caribbean Examinations Council® (CXC®) was established in 1972 under Agreement by the Participating Governments in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). CXC® assures the global human resource competitiveness of the Caribbean through the provision of syllabuses of the highest quality; valid and reliable examinations and certificates of international repute for students of all ages, abilities and interests; services to educational institutions in the development of syllabuses, examinations and examinations’ administration, in the most cost-effective way. 

CXC® comprises 16 Participating Countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos Islands. 

The first examinations for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate® (CSEC®) were offered in 1979 in five subjects. Subsequent to CSEC®, CXC® has introduced a comprehensive suite of qualifications to meet the needs of the region: Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment™ (CPEA™), 

Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence® (CCSLC®), *Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ), Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination® (CAPE®) and the CXC® Associate Degree (CXC®-AD). 

The organisation also collaborates with countries in the Dutch Caribbean – Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten, as well as Suriname. 

Additional information about the Caribbean Examinations Council® can be found at 

*Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) is the trademark of the Caribbean Association of National Training Authorities. CXC® is one of the National Training Agencies in the Caribbean which awards CVQs. 


For further information, kindly contact us at +1 (246) 227-1700 or email (Barbados), or for queries in Jamaica at + 1 (876) 630-5200 or email: