Barbados, Jamaica, Dominica, Belize, Guyana, St Lucia
Project Category
Institutional Capacity Building Services
Project Title
Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica and St Lucia: Project Design and Appraisal
Name of Client
Caribbean Examinations Council
Start/ End Date
Aug 2000 - Dec 2000
Project Description

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) was seeking to improve its capacity to meet the certification needs of a greater number of Caribbean youth, particularly those of lesser academic ability who were unable to achieve passing grades under CXC examinations.

SQA was commissioned to consult with various groups of stakeholders (Education Ministries, head teachers and teachers, employer organisations, educational institutions and parents) in six countries in the Caribbean: Guyana, Belize, Dominica, Jamaica, Barbados and St Kitts and Nevis, via a combination of meetings, workshops and seminars. SQA also conducted a capacity assessment of the Caribbean Examinations Council and presented recommendations.

Project Deliverables:

  • Technical assistance / Consultancy
  • Project Management
  • Policy development
  • Desk based review of current provision for examination and assessment at secondary level in 7 countries
  • Consultation with policy makers and other stakeholders
  • Capacity assessment of CXC
  • Preparation of Project Memorandum