While students eagerly await their results from the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), Columbus Telecommunications via the recently launched Columbus Business Solutions (CBS) and CXC have committed to providing unparalleled service to students and teachers after signing an unprecedented, significant agreement.
The two-year agreement, which has been broken down into five phases, will allow CXC to immediately benefit from the use of Columbus’ cutting edge regional fibre optics, by providing the technical support to this year’s results as well as allowing CXC to access test management tools, and more.
This partnership was in the making since last year September, when Columbus Barbados and CXC signed a Memorandum of Understanding that would also provide the regional education body with broadband and digital video services for students in Barbados and across the region. Additionally, CXC would be utilising CBS’s Cloud-based Solutions to host their official website www.cxc.org.
After signing the agreement on June 20th, 2014, Jaggernauth Dass, vice president – Columbus Business Solutions – Eastern Caribbean said, “CXC will be able to realise greater efficiencies and continue to focus on providing world-class services for all its stakeholders including teachers and students.”
Columbus has been making headway in Barbados since its launch last April, and on June 10th, 2014, when CBS officially launched its brand, it raised the stakes in the local and regional ICT landscape. This partnership allows Columbus to galvanise another phase of its social commitment to enable nation building through community development and to develop social assets.
Mr Glenroy Cumberbatch, Acting Registrar of CXC noted that “As an IT intelligent organisation, CXC continuously looks for ways to improve its processes with ICT application. The agreement with Columbus provides CXC with the opportunity to strengthen its IT infrastructure and increase its bandwidth which will assist the Council in improving its efficiency and delivering improved services to its stakeholders.”
Mr Anderson Marshall, Director of Corporate Services at the Caribbean Examinations Council (left) and Mr Jaggernauth Dass, vice president, columbus business solutions – eastern caribbbean (right) signing contract while (standing from left to right) Glenroy Cumberbatch, Acting Registrar of CXC, Mr Rodney Payne, Senior Assistant Registrar – Information Systems Division, CXC and Mr Dean McIntosh, columbus business solutions – presales witness to this historical partnership.