The list of Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) subjects now includes Green Engineering, and the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is building teachers’ capacity to teach the Green Engineering Syllabus:
Educators from six Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, are in the island for a week-long capacity building project intended to improve their delivery of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Green Engineering syllabus.
The syllabus was launched in Guyana in July 2016, and the first papers sat in the exam period of 2017.
Dr Carol Granston, pro-registrar at the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), which administers CAPE, said green engineering was introduced among a list of new generation subjects.
CXC says the study of CAPE Green Engineering will enable students to acquire the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed to sustain the natural environment. The course will enable students to apply Scientific, Technological, Engineering and Mathematical (STEM) principles to improve their environment at the local, regional and global levels.