Dr. Didacus Jules, PhD, EMBA, MSc, BA
Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
Didacus Jules is a St. Lucian educator and current Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
Early life and education
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.
Jules was a principal actor in the National Literacy Campaign in Grenada during the revolution of 1979. He later served simultaneously as Chief Education Officer and Permanent Secretary for Education, Youth, Culture, Women & Social Affairs in Grenada. He serves on the International Journal of African and African American Studies Editorial Group.
Following the demise of the revolution, he served as an education consultant helping to establish mass literacy programs in St. Lucia, Dominica, St. Vincent and other parts of the Caribbean. He worked internationally with multilateral agencies such as CIDA, the World Bank, SIDA and assisted the African National Congress in developing adult education programs for its cadres.
Dr. Jules served as Permanent Secretary for Education & Human Resource Development in the Ministry of Education, HRD, Youth & Sports in St. Lucia from 1997-2004.
Dr. Jules was appointed Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) effective from 2 April 2008.
On 1 April 2014 assumed responsibility as Director General of the Organisaiton of Eastern Caribbean States.
He has written extensively on critical education, education policy, and public sector reform.