Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) to officially open its new corporate headquarters
The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will, on Wednesday 14th October, officially open its new corporate headquarters at Prince Road, Pine Plantation Road, St Michael.
The building will be opened by the Prime Minister of Barbados, Freundel Stuart and Chairman of the CXC – Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles.
A number of academics, Heads of regional organisations, former Chairmen and Registrars of CXC and local and foreign dignitaries are expected to attend the opening which commences at 4:00 p.m.
The event will be carried live on CBC TV and 100.7 FM in Barbados as well as on CMC/Caribvision stations throughout the region. The event will also be streamed online at https://www.cxc.org/media-centre/cxctv.
The new Headquarters building houses all the divisions of the CXC which operate from the Eastern Zone Office in Barbados. Divisions in this building include Officer of the Registrar, Examinations Administration and Security, Examinations Development and Production Division, Finance and Office Management, Information Systems Division, Corporate Services, Archives and Records Management, and Human Resources Division. Officers in these divisions administer secure examinations at a number of different levels for students of the region starting with the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA), Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC), Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ), Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) – the very first exams administered by the organisation; the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) which are normally taken at the 6th form or community college level, and the CXC Associate Degrees – which were introduced in 2005.
The purpose-built three story building was constructed by the Government of Barbados for the CXC which was housed in several buildings at the Garrison for the past 40 years.