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In-Person Learning to Resume in August/September

Whether you are a parent, a student or an educator, the biggest question surrounding COVID-19 recovery across Belize is: when will schools reopen for in-person learning?  This morning on Channel [...]

Distance Learning at Sacred Heart Junior College

Students across the country have been adjusting to distance learning for almost an entire year. Different schools adapt their methods based on what their school population can access. In the [...]

Unity Presbyterian School Burglarized Again and Again

Teachers of Unity Presbyterian School in south side Belize City are tonight once again pleading for help as their classrooms have been burglarized for the second time this month.  It [...]

UB Has Newly Reconstituted Board

The University of Belize has a newly reconstituted board of trustees. In December 2020, the Ministry of Education announced new appointments: the Minister’s representative attorney Anthony Sylvestre who is now [...]

Teachers Happy with Distance Learning/Online Sessions

It’s been a little less than a year since the schools were closed countrywide.  This new model of learning means parents collect school packages, and teachers and students interact virtually.  [...]

When Will Schools Reopen?

And while distance learning is the safest option, for now, the planning has already started for the eventual resumption of face-to-face learning.  The Ministry of Education formed the COVID-19 Education [...]

41 Tablets Still Unrecovered from Sadie Vernon Burglary

Some three weeks ago, at the start of the school term in January, close to a hundred tablets for distance learning were stolen from Sadie Vernon High School in Belize [...]

B.N.T.U. Says Administration Has Yet to Consult with Them about National Budget

The Briceño Administration has begun budget consultation ahead of his first budget presented, which is expected to be in March. The government has formed two teams to carry out budget [...]

B.N.T.U. National President Speaks on M.O.E. Decision to Suspend Paid Study leave

On January twenty-first, managements of all schools, the B.N.T.U. and the Belize Teaching Services Commission received a memo from the Ministry of Education indicating that all approvals for study leave [...]

B.N.T.U. Ready to Defend Teachers

A group of teachers at Punta Gorda’s Saint Peter Claver Primary School have express their discontent with the assistant local manager for the district’s school. Since 2020, the teachers have been [...]

Teachers at St. Peter Claver Primary Take a Stand

This morning in Punta Gorda, seventeen Saint Peter Claver Primary School teachers lined the streets in town in solidarity with their school principal. The teachers say they are taking a [...]

Teachers Says Local Assistant Manager Undermining Principal at St. Peter Claver Primary

According to Martinez, teachers at Saint Peter Claver Primary School are trying to figure out why the assistant local manager is preoccupied with their school. She is responsible for twenty-nine [...]

A Family’s Experience in Bridging the Learning Gap for Special Needs Students

The distance learning approach has been in effect since the 2020 school year began. At the start of every week, weekly packages are picked up, completed by students, and then [...]

A COVID-19 Education Task Force is Formed

The Briceño Administration has established a COVID-19 Education Task Force to help guide the government in delivering quality, accessible education during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has dealt a blow [...]

Ministry of Education Suspends Paid Study Leaves for Teachers

Today, the Ministry of Education issued a memo to managements of all schools, the Belize Teaching Services Commission, and the B.N.T.U. in which the matter of study leave with pay [...]

Schools Reopen for Second Term of Distance Learning

It was back to school day today. And like all things in the pandemic era, today was very different. Secondary and tertiary schools resumed virtual classes why primary schools dissipated [...]

Minister of Education Updates on CXC

Education Minister Francis Fonseca confirmed today that government will be paying for only three Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations per student, as oppose to the traditional six. Fonseca says [...]

Dr. Carol Babb Resigns as Chief Education Officer

Chief Education Officer Doctor Carol Babb has stepped down from her post after serving in that capacity for several years under former Minister of Education Patrick Faber.  That announcement was [...]

Renewed Contracts are Under Revision by AG’s Ministry

According to Fonseca, while the new administration is prepared to work with political appointees from the previous government, a number of those contracts are under revision.   Isani Cayetano “Do [...]

New Education Minister Plans to Meet with B.N.T.U.

Minister of Education Francis Fonseca is yet to meet with the Belize National Teachers Union to chart the way forward for the education sector.  In the past, the B.N.T.U. has [...]

Minister Dr. Louis Zabaneh Speaks on Education Issues

On November twenty-second, Chief Education Officer Doctor Carol Babb sent out a memo informing teachers that they would be allowed to work from home and conduct online classes until the [...]

Will M.O.E. Increase U.B.’s Subvention?

In July of this year, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education Doctor Louis Zabaneh lobbied for an increase in government’s subvention to the University of Belize. This was before [...]

The National Library Service Celebrates its 85th Anniversary

The National Library Service celebrated its eighty-fifth anniversary today and while it is a milestone achievement, the N.L.S. is tasked with keeping up with technological advancements which have seen more [...]

U.B. Allows Students with Arrears to Sit Final Exam

The University of Belize has decided to allow students who are indebted to sit their final exams. A release from the national university says “Students of U.B. who did not [...]

Teachers to Report to Work Only on Mondays

For the remainder of the first semester, primary and high school teachers across the country are being asked to report to work on Mondays only.  It follows a decision made [...]