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WIU Provost Martin Abraham and CXC Registrar and CEO Wayne Wesley celebrate after last week's virtual signing.
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WIU, The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Sign MOU

June 21, 2021

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University and The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) entered into a formal partnership on June 17 by signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions, the signing was held virtually and broadcast online in the Barbados.

Under the agreement, Caribbean students seeking to take advantage of degree programs at WIU will benefit from the matching of coursework requirements at WIU against the CXC syllabus, which will allow for a seamless transition, said WIU Director of Global Studies Randy Glean.

"We are delighted to partner with CXC. We recognize the quality and rigor of the curriculum, and we are so pleased that the outstanding students from the Caribbean will receive full credit for their hard work when they enroll at WIU," said WIU Provost Martin Abraham.

In addition to the opportunities provided for students, another key feature of the MOU is the collaboration between CXC and WIU on research for the digital transformation of the education system, as well as the collaboration on faculty and staff development, to advance teaching, learning and assessment in the Caribbean, Glean added.

"The signing of this MOU is in line with CXC's transformational agenda and its commitment to the people of the Caribbean, and opens another pathway for students to receive quality tertiary-level education," said CXC Registrar and CEO Wayne Wesley.

The WIU-CXC agreement is the first of its kind at Western Illinois University.

The Caribbean Examinations Council was established in 1972 under Agreement by the Participating Governments in the Caribbean Community. CXC assures the global human resource competitiveness of the Caribbean through the provision of syllabuses of the highest quality; valid and reliable examinations and certificates of international repute for students of all ages, abilities and interests; services to educational institutions in the development of syllabuses, examinations and examinations' administration, in the most cost-effective way.

CXC comprises 16 participating countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos Islands.

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