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Ministry of Education has Zero Tolerance for Corporal Punishment

Last week, forty-five-year-old teacher Judith Cacho was arraigned for allegedly harming an eight-year-old student. The student, Anthony Adolphus, is accusing Cacho of hitting him in the eye with a ruler [...]

Machakilha Road Being Cleared

Earlier in the month, News Five took you to Machakilha Village, a remote community in Toledo District. The story focused on the hardships of students who have to trek for [...]

Happy Teachers’ Day

Educators across the country are today celebrating Teachers’ Day. In Belize, the day is set aside every year in May to honor and celebrate the contributions of educators at all [...]

The Third National TVET Conference

The third national Technical and Vocational Education and Training Conference is being held in Belize City. The conference began today with a packed agenda where professionals of different backgrounds spoke [...]

EU Wraps Up Banana Project in the South

The European Union wrapped up its two million Euros project in the south today. The project started a year and a half ago with the goal to teach banana farmers [...]

Developing an Individual Child Tracking System in Belize

The annual early childhood development conference of the Ministry of Education concluded today in San Ignacio. A team of experts have been looking at the implementation of a child tracking [...]

Learning Dollars and Cents at an Early Age

Learning about dollars and cents starts at an early age. In Belize, a forum on financial literacy is held annually to teach young students how to manage money and make [...]

‘One Man’s Journey’ Launched in Belize City

At the Leo Bradley Library today, Wilfred Holder launched “One Man’s Journey’, an autobiography that transports readers on an insightful journey detailing key moments of his life. From rock bottom [...]

Ocean Academy Victorious at 2019 Youth Innovation Challenge

The winners of the 2019 Youth Innovation Challenge were announced on Thursday. Ocean Academy in Caye Caulker Village placed first with their financial literacy mobile application. The competition took place [...]

The Youth Innovation Challenge 2019

The 2019 Education Showcase for the Ministry of Education is focusing primarily on financial literacy of students. It is believed that the concept, taught at a very young age, can [...]

Financial Literacy to Make Social Changes

The Youth Innovation Challenge is being done in partnership with various stakeholders including Central Bank of Belize, the Credit Union League and community mentors who work along with the schools. [...]

The Long Road to P.S.E. in Southern Belize

Even before dawn this morning, students started their trek to sit part-two of the P.S.E. in southern Belize. There was not even a horse to ride, much less a vehicle [...]

…Only So Much the Ministry of Education Can Do for Machakilha Students

The hardships and challenges faced by the children of Machakilha have triggered more questions for the Ministry of Education. Today, Minister of Education Patrick Faber says that while he acknowledges [...]

Belize City Students Confident in P.S.E.

Earlier in the newscast, we showed students in southern Belize as they walked for miles to get to P.S.E. exam centres. In the city, the picture was very different – [...]

Minister Faber Congratulates B.N.T.U. National President, Elena Smith

The Belize National Teacher’s Union held its forty-ninth national convention in late April. President Elena Smith was uncontested and remains at the head of the union for a second term. [...]

Education Minister Comments on Muffles College High School Controversy

Principal of Muffles College High School in Orange Walk Town, Maria Johnston has come under fire for allegedly bullying and humiliating one of her female teachers. As we have been [...]

Minister Faber: Bishop Martin High School Teachers, a Ticklish Situation

There have been issues facing teachers at the Bishop Martin High School for some time now. Today, Minister Patrick Faber provided his view. In April, the Board of Trustees at [...]

A $2.1 Million School Building at Maud Williams High School

A new school building was inaugurated today in Belize City.  The new classrooms at Maud Williams High School can now accommodate one hundred and eighty students and will make their [...]

Developing Critical Reading Skills of Primary School Students

May is recognized annually as the Education Showcase month by the Ministry of Education. For some time now, the ministry in partnership with the Peace Corps and other organizations has [...]

Principal Maria Johnston Accused of ‘Degrading’ and ‘Bullying’ Female Teacher

The Principal of Muffles College High School Maria Johnston is in the hot seat once again tonight. Johnston has been in the middle of a controversy at the high school. [...]

Luke Palacio is Re-elected as 1st Vice President of B.N.T.U.

The Belize National Teachers Union is winding up a two-day convention in Corozal Town. The event started on Wednesday and was wrapping up around six o’clock this evening. One of [...]

UB’s Research Conference Engages Minds, Empowers Success

A series of papers were presented and discussed today at the annual research conference of the University of Belize. The topics varied encompassing many facets of development of the country [...]

49th Annual Convention for B.N.T.U. Held in Corozal

The militant Belize National Teachers Union has taken pause from its advocacy to clean house. The last time they met was in Belmopan where they held a rally on the [...]

UB Shares Outcomes of CSUCA Meeting

The University of Belize wrapped up the second day of hosting one hundred and thirteenth session of the Central American University Confederation called the CSUCA. Universities from Central America and [...]

CSUCA Discusses New Policies

The Assistant Secretary General with responsibility for academic affairs of the CSUCA also spoke with the press at this morning’s meeting. Francisco Alarcon says that the universities were intent on [...]