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Jul 14, 2022

The Belize National Curriculum Framework 2022 is Ready

Also discussed in cabinet was the Belize National Curriculum Framework 2022, developed by the Ministry of Education. After months of consultation and focused effort by education stakeholders, the ministry plans to implement the new curriculum come next month when the new school year commences. The idea is basically to remove the fluff from the education system and put in place a curriculum which focuses on building competency in students from pre-primary through to secondary levels. Minister of Education Francis Fonseca says that it is to teach youths in subject areas that will help with the economic development of the country.


Francis Fonseca

Francis Fonseca, Minister of Education

“Moving away from a sort of time-based curriculum to a competency-based curriculum; more targeted learning outcomes, reducing the amount of learning outcomes, putting together lesson plans that can be used by teachers and schools across the country so a complete, revolutionary transformation of our curriculum. In Belize, as I have said many times, we are a small developing nation, we have to be teaching our students what matters, what is relevant to the economic development of Belize, what is relevant to the national development of Belize. And our students need to be learning what is important, what matters to them, what can provide them with the skills the knowledge the information, the values, the attitudes they need to be successful productive citizens of this country. That is what our curriculum has to be lazer focused on. So we can’t be all over the place as we are now, scattered all over the place. We have to be strategically focused and that is the kind of transformation that we are doing with the curriculum.”


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