BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – In keeping with the Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC®)
strategic mandate to make an even greater impact on the region’s education system, it has
pursued many partnerships with educational institutions, both regionally and internationally. The latest such collaboration has been formalised with the signing of a
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica
(CCCJ), the statutory agency under the Ministry of Education with oversight for community
colleges in Jamaica.
The MOU was signed at the Launch of CXC’s 2021-2025 Strategic Plan at the Jamaica
Pegasus Hotel on Friday, 29 January 2021. The MOU signatories were Dr Wayne Wesley,
Registrar and CEO of CXC® and Dr. Donna Powell Wilson, Executive Director of the CCCJ.
The MOU will allow for faculty of the CCCJ to act as resource persons, moderators, subject
panellists, review committee members and resource persons in the development of learning support resources, examining committees and CXC’s Research Advisory Group.
In addition, the MOU will also allow for collaboration on research for the digital transformation of the education system and the collaboration on faculty and staff
development to advance teaching, learning and assessment in the Caribbean. CXC® also
commits to the sharing of examination results for matriculation purposes as is authorised by candidates.
Another feature of the MOU is the articulation of seven of the CXC®-Associate Degree
(CXC®-AD) programmes. The alignment of these programmes will ensure that candidates
who hold the CXC®-AD qualification will be able to matriculate into the CCCJ’s bachelor’s
degree programme. According to Dr Powell Wilson in her closing remarks at the signing of
the CXC®/CCCJ MOU; “the community colleges stand ready to receive students with the
CXC® Associate degree”.