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CXC CEO congratulates Walwyn

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Education Minister Myron Walwyn has been praised for the British Virgin Islands’ accomplishment in the 2017 Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) exams.

The BVI was ranked at the top of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) for having the most students to sit five or more subjects in the CXC exams last year.

CXC’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Didacus Jules lauded Walwyn for the accomplishment.

“Congratulations to Minister Myron Walwyn for his visionary and bold initiative in optimizing BVI’s engagement with CXC,” Dr Jules said on social media recently.

He said further: “I had the privilege of working with him and Permanent Secretary Marcia Potter to ensure its success against political odds.”

According to the CEO, BVI students are now “reaping the positive and outstanding results of this bold step.”

Walwyn had announced recently that 95 percent of BVI students sat five or more subjects including mathematics and English at CXC.

He made the announcement following an Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Council of Ministers of Education meeting held in Martinique.

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  1. .... says:

    I wonder why the other site hasn’t picked this up?

  2. Precious says:

    Congratulations BVI, we are proud of you

  3. teacher says:

    sitting means bvi paid most $ to have kids take most cxc exams and had highest number students taking 5+.lets see what the avg scores were

    • Secondary school teacher says:

      It should be passed not sat. You do not get recognized for sitting exams. You get recognized for psssinh exams which is what the BVI is being recognized for. Our students really did well and we should all be very proud.

      • A teacher with understanding says:

        I don’t think you should advertise that you are a secondary teacher especially when you lack understanding! !! The article said “sat” not “passed”. Like a previous blogger correctly noted, the BVI is being recognized for giving CXC the most money!

    • Hope says:

      I think most persons didn’t see the word “sat”.You are so correct!

  4. Sam the man says:

    The results are what matters not how many sit exams – hopefully the students have been well taught and their own individual hard work has resulted in achieving the grades? Let’s not celebrate mediocrity but tangible results…

  5. Foundation-First says:

    Listen…and Listen Good. Yes. Permanent Secretary Mrs. Marcia Potter and all the Educators who work tirelessly toward trying to improve our Educational system should be acknowledged and supported generously for their research and work. However, when we have these external entities praising any politician, it becomes highly suspected.

    Of course, Mr. Jules and the others of late, who have been blowing their trumpets lauding the initiative, have a reason to do so. “Optimizing BVI engagement” for the initiative is in essence- optimizing Caribbean Examination Council causes and revenue agenda, of which they are apart. So quite naturally- greasing the “piper” is highly encouraged to keep their ultimate agenda flowing.

    If it was being done for free, the praises would be few and far apart, if any.

    Capitalism always has a funny way of encouraging direct praises to those who have direct influence or control of the purse strings, especially when it is being easily subsidized by hard-earned taxpayers’ dollars.

    Yes. It is a start, but Pleaseeee!!! All of You’ll throughout the Caribbean- Stop playing politics with our children’s education for you’ll personal agendas.

    If we are teaching our children to fully “adopt” (not adapt) to these standardized test, let us make sure they are not being conditioned and robotized in the process, teach solely for tests purposes; and as a consequence, if so, they are still not capable of thinking deeply, critically and holistically for themselves as individuals, with independent minds.

    If we are truly serious about developing a healthy country- moving forward, we do not need any more clone-like mentalities who have been conditioned to just accept the status-quo without challenging its authenticity.

    Advocate for a more Multiple Intelligences Foundation in our curriculums.

    So, we repeat- Stop playing politics with our children’s education. And this goes for all manipulators in high and low positions of influence throughout the Entire Caribbean Diaspora.

    Serious Times Call For Serious Awakening of Our People.

  6. Foundation-First says:

    These comments are neither for, nor against, the minister of education, but rather towards suggesting to all with positions of influence to tread lightly with any political tactics in education when it comes to the harvesting of the minds of our young ones for the future.

    Listen…and Listen Good. Yes. Some Educators who work tirelessly toward trying to improve our Educational system should be acknowledged and supported generously for their work. However, when we have these external entities praising any politician, it becomes highly “suspected.”

    Of course, Mr. Jules and the others of late, who have been blowing their trumpets lauding the initiative, have a reason to do so. “Optimizing BVI engagement” for this initiative is in essence- optimizing Caribbean Examination Council causes and revenue agenda, of which they are apart. So quite naturally- “gasing-up” the “piper” is highly encouraged to keep their ultimate agenda flowing.

    If it was being done for free, the praises would be few and far apart, if any.

    Capitalism always have a funny way of encouraging direct praises to those who have direct influence or control of the purse strings, especially when it is being easily subsidized by hard earned tax payers’ dollars.

    Yes. It is a start, but Pleaseeee!!! All of You’ll throughout the Caribbean- Stop playing politics with our children’s education for you’ll personal agendas.

    If we are teaching our children to fully “adopt” (different from adapt) to these standardized tests, let us hope they are not being conditioned and robotized in the process just towards test taking; and as a consequence, if so, they again, turned-out to be still not capable of thinking deeply, critically and holistically for themselves as individuals, with independent minds.

    If we are truly serious about developing a healthy country- moving forward, we do not need any more clone-like mentalities, nor puppets, who have been conditioned to just accept the status-quo without challenging its authenticity.

    We are advocates for a more Multiple Intelligence Foundation.

    So, we repeat- Stop playing politics with our children’s education. And this goes for all the manipulators in high and low positions of influence throughout the Entire Caribbean Diaspora.

    Serious Times Call For Serious Awakening of Our People.

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