JIS News

The Overseas Examination Council (OEC) is reporting earnings of $310,872,187 for the financial year 2008/09.
The information is contained in the Council’s annual report provided to Cabinet this week by Minister of Education, Hon. Andrew Holness.
Providing details at Wednesday’s (December 1) post Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House, Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, said that OEC, during the review period, spent $136,506,744 to undertake a number of development initiatives.
Among these are: the establishment of a fully equipped computer-based laboratory, which will enable the body to offer professional examinations with computer-based components on demand; and the acquisition of office space in Montego Bay, which facilitated the provision of services to clients in western Jamaica.
The OEC’s 2008/2009 report will be tabled in the House of Representatives soon.
In the meantime, the Council intends to construct a multipurpose facility at its Piccadilly Road property in Kingston, which will provide space for the expansion of its operations.