UTech, Jamaica and CXC Renew MoU for joint research and use of digital technology in student matriculation processes

Dr. Wayne Wesley (left), Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, CXC and Professor Colin Gyles, Acting President, University of Technology, Jamaica display a copy of the signed Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions, during a ceremony hosted by the CXC at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston on January 29, 2021 for the launch of its 2021-2025 Strategic Plan. 

University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) and the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) on January 29, 2021 renewed institutional collaboration arrangements with the signing of a renewed Memorandum of Understanding for the five–year period, 2021 to 2026.   The MOU, originally signed in 2015, will facilitate sharing of CXC examination results, with applicants’ consent, for expeditious processing of applications for entry into undergraduate courses of study at the University. 

Under the previous institutional arrangement, the University began to electronically receive examination results directly from the CXC for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) for the processing of applications of prospective students who indicate their permission. This assisted UTech, Jamaica to begin to incorporate digital technology into its Admissions and Enrolment Management processes.

The renewed Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Dr Wayne Wesley, Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, CXC and Professor Colin Gyles, Acting President, UTech, Jamaica during a ceremony hosted by the CXC on January 29, 2021 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, for the launch of its 2021-2025 Strategic Plan.

Welcoming the renewed institutional agreement, Professor Gyles noted that “the value of this institutional partnership in digital information sharing with the CXC has been further highlighted during the Covid-19 pandemic,” adding that since its establishment, the successful partnership has been mutually beneficial in improving customer service to stakeholders of both institutions.”  Professor Gyles affirmed that the renewed MOU “will further advance efficiency in processing admissions applications to UTech, Jamaica and will benefit prospective students by improving the University’s timeliness of responses to their applications. Additionally, it will see UTech, Jamaica recognizing and establishing articulation paths for students with the CXC Associate Degree.”

The scope of the renewed MOU which is administered at the University by the Office of International and Institutional Linkages will facilitate further cooperation between UTech, Jamaica and the CXC for collaboration on activities of mutual interest, including curriculum and assessment development and processing, training, research and other possible areas of technical collaboration.

Under the MOU, CXC will be provided with access to UTech, Jamaica faculty who will serve as resource persons in developing and revising CXC syllabuses and as Moderators and Examining Committee members. Faculty will also contribute to the development of learning support resources to assist with the delivery of syllabuses. UTech, Jamaica faculty will also contribute to the formation of CXC’s Research Advisory Group which will embark on research including, but not limited to, the digital transformation of the education system.

Additionally, the MOU will allow for collaboration on teacher development to advance teaching, learning and assessment in the Caribbean. It will ensure UTech, Jamaica’s recognition of the CXC Associate Degree (CXC®-AD) qualification and the sharing of examination results for the purpose of matriculation as authorised by candidates.


Michelle Beckford (Mrs.)
Corporate Communications Manager
University of Technology, Jamaica
Telephone: 876 970-5299 
Email: mbeckford@utech.edu.jm