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Twelve Youths Complete Apprenticeship Program

Twelve youths are on their way to becoming young professionals after completing the Positive Moves Apprenticeship Program. The program, which is a collaboration between the Community Rehabilitation Department and the [...]

U.B. Participates In Regenerative Livestock Training

The University of Belize and The Nature Conservancy collaborated on a two-day workshop in which students learned about regenerative farming practices in order to boost efficiency and sustainability. News Five’s [...]

Belize High School Lawyers Up Amidst Jamie Usher Termination

It has been six days since the Board of Governors at Belize High School took a decision to terminate former Principal Jamie Usher. But, is the school prepared to settle [...]

Belize High School Regrets Political Spin Termination Took On

Matura further noted that Belize High School regrets that Jamie Usher’s termination has become an issue in the public domain. She says it is also regrettable that the matter has [...]

Audrey Matura the Parent On Former B.H.S. Principal

Not only is Matura now the attorney representing Belize High School, she is also a parent at the private institution. As a parent, Matura spoke a bit more candidly about [...]

Jamie Usher Is Terminated as B.H.S. Principal

Jamie Usher has been the principal of Belize High School since it was established over a decade ago.  But tonight, she is no longer head of the private secondary school [...]

Senate Debates Change to Mandatory School Age

The Government of Belize is changing the mandatory school age from fourteen to sixteen-years old. An amendment to the Education Rules was passed in the House of Representatives and debated [...]

Minister Fonseca Assures IT-VET Teachers of Timely Payments

Last week, instructors at the Belize City IT-VET called the media to say that their salaries were not being paid by the Ministry of Education since September. The instructors said [...]

Minister Fonseca: No Student Should Be Sent Home for Not Paying School Fees

Another IT-VET issue that surfaced last week was that thirty students attending the Orange Walk ITVET were reportedly sent home for owing several months of school fees. But the Minister of [...]

Minister Fonseca: Curriculum Reform Designed to Ease Work

For over a year, the Ministry of Education has been discussing with educators the matter of curriculum reform. Some teachers have raised concerns of their own on the topic, such [...]

Salary Issues at ITVET Rectified, Says MoE Official

Today, a Facebook post informed that the ITVET compound on Freetown Road was closed because eleven instructors stayed away from classes after they had not collected their salaries at the [...]

30 Orange Walk ITVET Students Sent Home Over Unpaid School Fees

Roughly thirty students attending the Orange Walk ITVET have been sent home from school for failure to pay their school fees.  It is a decision that flies in the face [...]

G.O.B. to Cover Full Salaries of Teachers at Grant-aided Schools

This morning in the House of Representatives, it was also announced that the Government of Belize, through the Ministry of Education, will be covering the full salaries of the faculties [...]

How will Pension Plan Work for Teachers and GAMAS

But how will the pension plan work, considering that the existing configuration is a seventy-thirty split with grant-aided schools?  It’s a question that was posed by the former Minister of [...]

Ministry of Education Launches “More” Campaign

This morning at the Itz’at Steam Academy in Belize City, stakeholders in the education sector gathered for the rollout of a new campaign that has been put together by the [...]

62 New Students Enrolled at Itz’at STEAM Academy

The Itz’at STEAM Academy was scheduled to open its doors to secondary school students back in September.  While there was a delay in its opening, the science and technology institution [...]

B.N.T.U. Invites Ministry of Education to Roundtable Discussion

The Belize National Teachers Union is once again in the news, following a terse statement released over the weekend regarding the now-rescinded increased telephone allowance for C.E.O.’s.  This time, however, [...]

St. Agnes Anglican School Presents Play for Judging

Saint Agnes Anglican School in La Democracia serves the Mahogany Heights and La Democracia communities and is one of six rural primary schools taking part in a storytelling competition organized [...]

Mengage: A Forum for Young Men to Discuss Youth Issues

This morning, another cohort of high school students, young men from across Belize City, met to discuss issues affecting at-risk youths.  Mengage, as the series of discussions are called, is [...]

Competency-Based Education Fully Implemented, STEAM Next

On Wednesday, News Five caught up with Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Doctor Louis Zabaneh as he joined Prime Minister John Briceño on a tour of his [...]

Police Commissioner Presides over Regional Police Conference

As we reported in the last story, Commissioner Williams presided over a conference of the Regional Commission of Chiefs of Police and Police Directors of Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, [...]

$1.3 Million to be Invested in Stann Creek ITVET

As we reported earlier in the newscast, the prime minister is on a tour of southern Belize and among the many stops was a visit to the Stann Creek Institute [...]

Pallotti’s Visually Impaired Tech Wins Gold at Regional Competition

On Friday night, we were at the airport for the arrival of the STEM team from Pallotti High School that won gold at the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge in [...]

Excelsior High School Student Leadership Program

Today, fifty-three students at Excelsior High School in Belize City were recognised as leaders and inspiration to their peers. It is the institution’s student leadership program that seeks to motivate [...]

102 Chromebooks for Wesley College in Belize City

Since last week, the Ministry of Education has been engaged in the distribution of electronic devices, five thousand Chromebooks to be exact, that were donated to Belize by the Republic [...]