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2 Weeks into Hybrid Learning: Both Caution and Joy of Return

Today makes day-nine since a number of schools have been officially reopened to hybrid learning. It has been met with mixed reviews from parents and teachers, for which the Ministry [...]

Are Teachers Mandated to Get Tested?

Do teachers have to take a test to return to school? Reports reaching News Five are that teachers have been returning to classrooms without having done any test to confirm [...]

Education C.E.O. Blocking Out Noise on School Warden Program

Earlier this week, a number of security school wardens were given their walking papers and replaced. The former school wardens cried foul, claiming that they were being politically victimized by [...]

Over $180K Worth of Sanitization Supplies for Schools

A hefty donation of sanitization supplies were symbolically handed over to the Ministry of Education from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, at the House of Culture [...]

Who Will Benefit from C.A.B.E.I. Scholarship Grant?

Earlier this week, the Government of Belize was able to procure two hundred and fifty-five scholarships through a grant from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration, also known as [...]

Cabinet Reviews COVID in Schools, Virtual Trials and Highway Patrols

In Cabinet news, the Minister of Education reported that all schools are being closely monitored for any potential COVID-19 outbreaks. During the first week of classes, the Ministry of Health [...]

School Wardens Protest Firings

Today a group of women turned out in protest at the Truancy Unit of the Ministry of Education in Belize City. They were up in arms because they were being [...]

Education Minister: No COVID Originating at Schools

Since the reopening of schools last Monday, there have been reports of COVID clusters among teachers of at least one school, and reports of other cases have caused more concerns [...]

Meet the Lucky Recipients Who Will Study in Cuba

On Thursday, the Government of Cuba awarded medical scholarships to thirteen Belizean students. According to the Ministry of Education, ten will be majoring in medicine, two in nursing and one [...]

COVID on Campus? Education C.E.O. Says Not Exactly

It’s only three days into the reopening of schools for hybrid learning across the country, but there are already reports that COVID-19 may be spreading at some schools.  Reports began [...]

Maheia Says Too Early to Tell if COVID Outbreaks at Schools

C.E.O. Maheia noted that schools must strictly adhere to their preventative measures in order to prevent an outbreak in school.  This will require schools to strongly enforce these regulations at [...]

15 Laptops to Help with Hybrid Learning

Today City Hall was the venue for a laptop handing over ceremony. Over twenty thousand Belize dollars worth of ACER devices were handed over to deserving recipients and it was [...]

Former Chief Education Officer Takes Ministry of Education to Task

Classes resumed on Monday for primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions across the country, despite a considerable spike in the number of active COVID-19 cases.  Former Chief Education Officer, Dr. Carol [...]

Some Show, Some Don’t: Mixed Response to School Re-openings

A number of schools across the country officially reopened today to hybrid learning, as prescribed by the Ministry of Education. Despite hundreds of schools receiving approval for this approach, many [...]

Principals Eye Learning Gaps

The return to classrooms for hybrid learning is expected to assist the Ministry of Education with an assessment of the learning gaps created since March of 2020 when in-person classes [...]

U.D.P.: MOE Has Already Failed with Safe Reopening of Schools

The United Democratic Party has issued a press release charging the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology has (Quote) “failed to support teachers and students during the pandemic” and [...]

N.C.F.C. Says Children’s Social Skills Affected by School Closures

The conversation surrounding the reopening of schools continues across the country. The National Commission for Families and Children says one of their main concerns is the effect of protracted school [...]

N.C.F.C. Says Monitoring Needed to Ensure Children’s Safe Return to School

Eli Romero, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at N.C.F.C, spoke of the importance of preparing children for the reopening of school. Romero also addressed the need for shared monitoring to ensure [...]

The Debate Rages: Are Parents Prepared to Send Children to School?

A debate is raging on social media about whether or not parents are prepared to send their children back to school on January tenth. The Ministry of Education continues to [...]

How Much Learning Have Children Lost Due to Pandemic?

During an interview with Chief Executive Officer Dian Maheia of the Ministry of Education, she told News Five children have experienced learning losses over the almost two years of distance [...]

Many Students, Primarily Boys, Have Dropped Out

And then there is the reality that many children have dropped out of school. Since last year, we have been reporting that a number of children have been lost to [...]

Hybrid Classes Will Resume January 10th

Classes resume next week Monday for tens of thousands of students across the country who attend one of the over six hundred institutions in Belize. A Ministry of Education Transition [...]

Concerned about Omicron, but Min of Ed Confident Schools Will follow Protocols

But, the number of active cases skyrocketing continues to be of grave concern not only to parents, but also to the Ministry of Education, and it’s planned reopening of schools [...]

Educational Software Boosting Opportunities for Belize’s Incarcerated

And as we head into 2022, the Kolbe Foundation is continuing to offer rehabilitative and educational programs for both youths and adults while they are incarcerated. Prison C.E.O., Virgilio Murillo [...]

An Education Upliftment Project by the Ministry of Education in 2022

During his New Years Address, PM Briceño also announced that there will be an expansion of the free secondary school initiative.   Prime Minister John Briceño “With the reopening of [...]