Dr. Didacus Jules, PhD, EMBA, MSc, BA ,Registrar & Chief Executive Officer, Caribbean Examinations Council
Dr. Didacus Jules is currently the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Examinations Council in Barbados. He also served as Permanent Secretary, with responsibility for Education and Human Resource Development in the Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development, Youth & Sports, on behalf of the Government of St. Lucia, from 1997 to 2004.
He was also a consultant at the Arthur Lok-Jack School of Business, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine; served as Vice President, Human Resources, for Cable & Wireless, St. Lucia; and was the Inter-Regional Coordinator, International Literacy Support Service (ILSS) from 1992 to 1994 with responsibility for organizing networking initiatives and training seminars between regional literacy networks in Africa, the Arab region, Asia & South Pacific, the Caribbean, Europe and Latin America.
He was also Resident Consultant, National Research & Development Foundation, St. Lucia, from 1984 to1988; and Permanent Secretary for Education & Culture/Chief Education Officer in the People’s Revolutionary Government of Grenada, 1981 to 1983. He previously served as Adult Education Organizer and was responsible for organizing the National Literacy Campaign, from 1979 to 1981.
Dr. Jules conducted major consultancies for the World Bank in 2000 as Chairman of the Task Force, and was appointed by the World Bank and Caribbean Education Ministers to develop a Caribbean Education Strategy 2020 to guide bank and IFI lending in the education sector.
In 2001 he was a member of a three-person consultancy, chaired by Prof. Errol Miller that was appointed by the OECS Ministers of Education to revise the Education Reform Strategy, Pillars for Partnership and Progress, which was subsequently approved.
In 2005 Dr. Jules development a Strategic Plan for the OECS Education Reform Unit, and designed and delivered sensitization seminars on New Opportunities in Investment in Services within the Caribbean Single Market & Economy for the Caribbean Export Development Agency and CARICOM. In addition he has worked with several UN agencies including–the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America & the Caribbean, UNDP and CIDA; as well the Caribbean Development Bank.
Educated in the Caribbean and the United States of America, Dr. Jules graduated from The University of the West Indies, Barbados, in 1997 with an Executive Masters in Business Administration where he previously received a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in 1978. He also matriculated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, where he received the M.Sc. Curriculum & Instruction, in 1990; and a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction (major) and Educational Policy (minor) in 1992.
Dr. Jules has contributed numerous articles on educational policy, educational reform and adult education in the Caribbean and in small island states that have been published in refereed journals; as well as articles on public sector reform, poverty alleviation, and organizational change. He also co-edited the book, Current Discourse on Education in Developing Nations, in 2006.