Corporate Governance

The Overseas Examinations Commission (OEC) is governed by a committee of 16 Commissioners led by a chairman. The members of the Committee, including the Chairman, are nominated by the Minister of Education & Youth (MOEY) to serve for a period of three (3) years. The composition of the Commission is as follows:

  • The Chief Education Officer (MoEY)
  • Minister’s appointee
  • Minister’s appointee
  • Minister’s appointee
  • Minister’s appointee
  • Representative UWI
  • Representative UTECH
  • Representative NCU
  • Representative Teachers’ Colleges
  • Representative Community Colleges
  • Representative Examining Body
  • Representative Independent Schools Association
  • Representative Jamaica Association of Secondary Schools Principals
  • Representative Association of Principals and Vice-Principals
  • Representative Jamaica Teachers Association
  • Representative National Students Council

The mandate of the Board of Commissioners is carried out by the Executive Director of the Overseas Examinations Commission, who reports to the Chairman. The Board of Commissioners convenes for a minimum of times annually.

Committees of the OEC’s Board

The Overseas Examinations Commission has a number of Committees which ensure that the various goals and objectives of the Commission are achieved. The Committees and Chairmen are as follows:

  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Operations and Development
  • Audit
  • Procurement
  • Pension Trustees

Functions of the Overseas Examinations Commission

The Overseas Examinations Commission is mandated to:

  • Disseminate the rules of the Ministry of Education & Youth (MOEY) with respect to the conduct of Overseas Examinations are adhered to by schools and private candidates
  • Disseminate the rules and regulations of the various examining bodies are observed
  • Disseminate registration information regarding examinations in a timely manner;Collect examination fees from schools and private candidates
  • Guide clients through the various registration processes
  • Accurately process and dispatch entries to the Examining Bodies within the prescribed time;
  • Pay over fees to Examining Bodies in a timely manner
  • Provide related documents and materials to schools in a timely manner
  • Facilitate the collection and dispatch of relevant documents and materials to the Examining Bodies
  • Efficiently dispatch results to schools and private candidates
  • Provide verification of results for institutions and firms on request
  • Preserve and maintain records of examination results and;
  • Provide access to examination statistics to individuals and interest groups.