Press Release

Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports
Release Date:
Thursday, 14 April 2016 - 5:30pm

The Registrar of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will meet with stakeholders next week, to discuss the council’s strategic direction.

The Government of the Virgin Islands through the Ministry of Education and Culture will host the CXC Stakeholders’ Meeting with Registrar, Mr. Glenroy Cumberbatch on Wednesday, April 20.

The meeting will be held at the Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium on the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College campus in Paraquita Bay at 5: 30 p.m. and is open to the public.

Minister for Education and Culture, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn said, “The Ministry of Education is making every effort to provide opportunities for students of the Territory of the Virgin Islands to compete with other students within the region. I am positive that there is more potential in our students which we still need to tap into.”

Education Officer, Mrs. Lelia Burke said the session will assist with the council’s aim to acquire information from stakeholders and participants to ensure that all stakeholders are optimised.

Mrs. Burke added, “I encourage individuals, especially teachers and parents of students who will be sitting future CXC examinations, to attend the meeting to ask questions, seek clarification and make recommendations on CXC examinations and services.”

CXC provides examinations and certification at the secondary and post-secondary levels and was established with a broad mandate of being the regional structure for assessment, evaluation and educational standards.

The council started by replacing the United Kingdom based O-Level examinations with the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC); followed with the creation of the region’s own A-Level product – the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).

For more information, persons should contact the Ministry of Education and Culture at 468-3701 ext. 2151.


Bria Smith

Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations (GIS)
Telephone: 468-2747