CXC reverses decision to cut some certifications

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) reversed its decision to stop the certification of certain subjects after meeting with regional ministers of education. Dr Wayne Wesley, Registrar and CEO of CXC said “In the meeting this morning with ministers and hearing their perspective on some of the challenges and concerns that they have as well as listening to the voice of our key stakeholders in the public, we then decided that it is in the best interest, the collective regional good to (let) these subjects continue to be made available to the region.” 

The subjects he speaks of are Mechanical Engineering at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) level, and Green Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology, and Agricultural science, double award, at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency (CAPE) level. The previous decision to discontinue them caused alarm in the education sector. 

Wesley noted that the deliberation with the ministers of education reinforced the need for a  “collective regional marketing thrust to promote the priority subject areas in STEM, education and climate-smart agriculture which are considered critical for the economic growth and sustainable development of the region.” 

News Source: @jamaicagleaner

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