CXC To Issue E-Certificates Across Region

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After a successful trial period, the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has announced that it will continue to provide students with e-certificates across the region.

While CXC will still be offering the traditional paper-based certificate, students who have registered unique and valid email addresses will now have the option to acquire their official certification through Blockcerts or blockchain based credentials, as a free downloadable e-Certificate in a digital format. It will be immediately available to students on their electronic devices once the certificate is ready and available.

CXC started the first regional blockchain-based credential project last October, by issuing e-Certificates to a select group of 24,000 students from Barbados and Trinidad who sat the 2018 May/June examinations.

CXC Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, Glenroy Cumberbatch said: “Serving 19 countries, this is the first … multi-national implementation of digital credentials designed specifically to maximize cross-border employability and transferability of skills in the region. From inception, our primary goal was to empower students to have ownership of their records and be able to share them in a secure way, with whomever they choose.

Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service

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