BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – On Friday, 29 January 2021, the Caribbean Examinations Council®(CXC®) launched the organisation’s Strategic Plan for 2021 – 2025 at the Pegasus Hotel in Jamaica, to staff and specially invited guests, including former Governor-General of Jamaica and former
Chairman of CXC®, Professor Sir Kenneth Hall, now Chancellor of the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean, (UCC). The five-year plan entitled “Committed to our people – shaping our future”, was ratified at the 53rd annual governance meeting of the CXC® Council (The Board), which was held virtually on 4 December 2020.
At the launch event, Dr. Wayne Wesley, Registrar and CEO and Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Chairman of CXC® Council, shared the strategic objectives of the plan and their significance. Stakeholder partners including Dr Grace McLean, Permanent Secretary (Ag.), Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, who represented the Honourable Fayval Williams, Minister of Education, Youth and Information; Mr. Dexroy Martin, Senior Negotiating Officer of the National Workers’ Union of Jamaica and Mr Keone James of CXC®, representative of the Principal Staff Association of CXC® and the Barbados Workers’ Union, also shared their perspectives and support for the Strategic Plan. The programme was rounded out with a motivational keynote address by Mrs. Ethnie Miller Simpson, Chief Growth Officer & CEO of Zinergy International, who encouraged staff to “rise up and be extra” in everything they do.