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Associate Degrees marked for next year

Associate Degrees marked for next year

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Chief Education Officer Susan Dougan says the associate degree programme being offered by CXC may not be feasible here just yet. The chief education officer in the ministry of Education said that this would remain so until there is full implementation of the Caribbean Advance Proficiency Examination (CAPE) at the Community College. {{more}}

She added, “The full implementation of CAPE takes place in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in September 2005.”

The decision to offer associate degree courses was made at the Caribbean Examination Council’s (CXC) 35th meeting held in Barbados earlier this month.

Dougan said that the associate degree course will be based on a cluster of seven CAPE units in each area, giving a total of 70 credits.

The courses will be offered in nine areas: information technology, business studies, mathematics, environmental science, modern languages, general studies, natural science, humanities and technical studies.

A release from CXC had earlier said the associate degree programme provides “a coherent programme of study intended to articulate with first degree programmes offered by institutions regionally and internationally”.

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