The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC®) has formalised yet another aspect of its long-established relationship with the University of Guyana with the virtual signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Tuesday, 14 July 2021.
Dr Wayne Wesley, Registrar and CEO of CXC®, remarked that the signing of this MOU will “advance human capacity development with the highest level of education possible, ensuring that the competencies students acquire are the competencies that will help to advance the region.”
Under this MOU, the University of Guyana will formally recognise the CXC® Associate Degree (CXC®-AD) and its use for the purpose of matriculation by candidates. CXC® will also facilitate the sharing of candidates’ examination results, allowing for a smoother matriculation process for students seeking to access the high-quality, tertiary-level education available at the University of Guyana.
The University of Guyana and CXC® will also collaborate on Caribbean-wide pedagogical research, as well as research for the digital transformation of the education system. Additionally, the organisations will collaborate on teacher development to advance teaching, learning and assessment in the Caribbean.
As part of the MOU, the University of Guyana will provide CXC® with access to its faculty to serve on Subject Panels, Review Committees, Examining Committees, CXC’s Research Advisory Group, and to function as moderators and other resource persons in the development of learning support resources.
Professor Paloma Mohamed Martin, Vice Chancellor XI of the University of Guyana, in her remarks given at the virtual signing event, noted that “this MOU, and the constellation of
MOUs it finds itself part of, will not only support cross-matriculation of students from one university to the next, but the formal extension of credentials of CXC® and the degree-granting institutions who are its affiliates, thereby opening a world of possibilities in higher education, training, research, exchange, curriculum and human and social systems development in Guyana and the Caribbean”.