The Caribbean Examinations Council announces the appointment of Dr Charles Mayenga of Kenya, as the Senior Assistant Registrar for the Examinations Development and Production Division.
Mayenga replaces Dr Gordon Harewood, a Guyanese national, who retired at the end of April 2013 after a long and distinguished career with CXC.
Mayenga is eminently qualified to take up his post at CXC and brings a wealth of professional experience to the job.
He holds a PhD in Educational Measurement and Evaluation from the University of Toronto, Canada; a Masters in Educational Psychology from the University of Manitoba and an honours Bachelor’s degree in Education from Nairobi University, Kenya.
Mayenga has over 20 years of experience in educational assessments and high-stakes examinations. He previously worked with Assessment Strategies Inc. in Canada as a senior consultant and interim director for the Testing and Measurement Unit. He also worked as the lead Psychometrician with Education Quality and Accountability Office — an independent provincial testing agency for the province of Ontario, and as Curriculum Assessment Consultant with the Ministry of Education and Training for the province of Manitoba.
Mayenga has expertise in large-scale educational assessment programmes, which include overseeing assessment design and statistics to support and enhance system-wide educational performance.
He also has several years of experience in teaching at high school, middle level colleges and universities. He has taught courses in curriculum development, research and teaching methods, testing and measurement, and statistics at undergraduate and graduate levels.
“As a world-class organisation, CXC endeavours to attract the best possible talent to enable the organisation to maintain and surpass the high standards for which it is known regionally and internationally,” said Registrar of CXC, Dr Didacus Jules.
“Dr Mayenga’s track record and extensive expertise in measurement and evaluation will bolster CXC’s resources in this area. The council is therefore very happy to welcome him on board.”