Tremendous loss to CXC

Dr Didacus Jules, the next OECS director general.
Dr Didacus Jules, the next OECS director general.

A tremendous loss to CXC.

That’s how chairman of CXC and Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies Professor E Nigel Harris has described the news that Dr Didacus Jules, CXC’s current Registrar has been selected by the OECS Authority as the sub-region’s next Secretary General.

“While I applaud the appointment of Dr Didacus Jules as Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), his leaving CXC will represent a tremendous loss to the organization,” he said in a statement.

“During the six years of his tenure as CXC Registrar, Dr Jules sought to accomplish transformational changes in the organization,” Professor Harris stated.

These, he said, included the aggressive use of Information and Communication Technologies to make CXC an IT-intelligent organization, expansion of outreach to global education organisations, significant broadening of international recognition and currency for CXC certification, and the engagement of regional leaders in both government and opposition in confronting some of the challenges of the region.

Professor Harris also lauded Dr Jules for his leadership in securing a new CXC Headquarters in Barbados and noted that this would be one of Dr Jules’ enduring legacies.

Dr Jules expressed his appreciation for “the tremendous privilege and trust extended by the Council in my appointment and in fully supporting the transformation of the organization over the past six years.”  He thanked the Pro-Registrar, Mr Glenroy Cumberbatch, the management team and the staff for their contribution to this collective effort and for the amazing journey that the experience had been.

“I am confident that once we have completed the new Strategic Plan 2020, which will be brought for approval in April, the transformational direction of CXC will be consolidated and expanded”

Dr Jules joined CXC on 2 April 2008, becoming its fifth Registrar. He leaves CXC in mid-April and is expected to take up his new position on May 1st.


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