PM Douglas Meets With St. Kitts Students
Photo By Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
November 24, 2008 (CUOPM)
A visionary plan for moving the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) to a higher level over the period 2008 to 2012 has been endorsed by the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD).
The Seventeenth Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) in Guyana recently noted that CXC has already earned respect regionally and achieved recognition internationally in earlier decades and that the regional body has highlighted its current focus on securing the global competitiveness of the Caribbean.
According to the communiquÃ© by the Council, the ministerial meeting addressed the key issues of quality assurance and the expanded relevance of CXC offerings as well as the strengthening of the security in the conduct of the examinations.
“The critical importance of Information Technology (IT) for CXC as an institution and for Caribbean students as they prepare for a changed world and a changing workplace was emphasised. In this regard, the role of the CXC website in highlighting best practices, facilitating access and ensuring technology transfer was highlighted,” it said.
The CXC also disclosed for the benefit of the Ministerial meeting, initiatives geared towards teacher improvement and human resource development for its core staff and the regional pool of teacher-markers.