CXC® Registrar and Team Pay Courtesy Call on Prime Minister Gonsalves of St Vincent and the Grenadines
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Dr Wayne Wesley, Registrar and CEO, the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC®) paid a courtesy call on Dr The Honourable Ralph E. Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, on Friday 29 October 2021, following the Official Release of Results Ceremony for the Second Sitting of the 2021 Examinations for CAPE®, CSEC® and CCSLC®, occasioned by the disruption caused by the La Soufrière volcanic eruption.
During the courtesy call, fruitful discussions took place which addressed mutual areas of concern in solidarity with the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines and the transformation of the national and regional educational agenda.
Shortly after the discussions, Dr Wesley presented Prime Minister Gonsalves with “A History of the Caribbean Examinations Council (1973–2013) – Regional Relevance, International Credibility.”
Also present at the meeting were the Honourable Curtis King, Minister of Education and Reconciliation, Mr Myccle Burke, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr Dixton Findlay, Deputy Chief Education Officer, Mrs Bernadette Greaves, Senior Education Officer for Exams and Assessment, Dr James Young, Item Bank Manager, CXC® and Mr Richard Rose, Corporate Communications Manager, CXC®.
During the visit to St Vincent and the Grenadines (25–30 October 2021), the Registrar and his team also paid a courtesy call on the Honourable Curtis King, Minister of Education and
Reconciliation, and hosted a focus group with students from Bishop’s College, St Martin’s Secondary School, St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College, Dr J.P. Eustace Memorial Secondary, North Union Secondary School and St Vincent Girls’ High School. The focus group was hosted at the St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College.
Photo Caption: Dr The Honourable Ralph E. Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines accepts a gift from Dr Wayne Wesley, Registrar and CEO of CXC®, during a courtesy call.
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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.
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*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.