Sir Keith Hunte was elected as Chairman of Council at the Council meeting held in St Lucia in 1996. Sir Keith’s tenure as Chairman was characterized by several changes at CXC. These included the introduction of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) in 1998 and the change of the CSEC Grading scheme from a five-point scale to a six-point scale.
A Barbadian, Sir Keith was Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal of UWI’s Cave Hill Campus at the time of his election to the post of Chairman. He joined the staff at the university as Lecturer in History and became Principal in 1983.
Sir Keith was also instrumental in the negotiations with the governments of Barbados and Jamaica for a CXC Headquarters Agreement and a Centre Agreement respectively. These agreements set out the privileges and immunities accorded the Council.