(Demerara Waves) The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) on Tuesday announced that preparations have started to offer a new qualification that would focus on, among other things, building the character of secondary school students.
Addressing the opening of a CXC Ministerial Summit, the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of that regional examining body Dr Wayne Wesley says the aim is reduce the number of secondary school students leaving without certification.
Dr. Wesley says its Research, Insights and Production Innovation Department has started discussing a new design of the framework for the award of certification.
Among the plans, he says, is the introduction of a new certificate named the Caribbean Technical Education Certificate (C-TECH).
“C-TECH will be a broad-based qualification geared towards character development, technical and applied competencies for employment, entrepreneurship and good citizenry; in other words a sense of regional pride.” he said.