CXC® Stands in Solidarity with St Vincent and the Grenadines
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados –The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC®) regrets the circumstances that led to the misunderstanding, which resulted in the Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines expressing concern about financial aspects of the administration of examinations in July and August 2021, following the disruption caused by the La Soufrière volcano.
While the real cost of administering the examinations for St Vincent and the Grenadines had to be accounted for, it was always the intention of the Caribbean Examinations Council to exercise its humanitarian option, and to engage in a dialogue with respect to internal cost-sharing, in light of the crisis. The process of evaluating the special invoicing adjustment was not complete and would only be completed within the context of Ministerial dialogue. The matter is therefore still before us and hopefully will be resolved expeditiously.
On Monday 25 October 2021, a team from CXC®, led by Dr Wayne Wesley, Registrar and CEO, will visit the island to announce the results of this year’s July/August examinations for CAPE®, CSEC® and CCSLC®.
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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.
Additional information about the Caribbean Examinations Council® can be found at www.cxc.org
*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.