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Twenty-one I Am Belize Scholarship Recipients

The annual I Am Belize Scholarship Program has seen many students receive the financial assistance necessary for them to complete high school.  Over the years, students from across the country, [...]

Belizean Youths Recommending Solutions to Tertiary Education Financing Challenges

Over the last six months, a group of Belizean youths have been working to develop public policy to improve the education sector in Belize. Two groups were created from the [...]

Five Days In Class Work Week Returns for Teachers

Teachers are expected to return to a regular five-day work week, with the reinstatement of their full salaries. The Ministry of Education adjusted the work week for teacher in 2021, [...]

M.O.E. Gives Adult Learning Institutions Needed Support

The Ministry of Education has decided that it will offer additional assistance to its Adult Continuing Education (ACE) programs across the country. While a great deal of attention has been [...]

Free Education Pilot Project to be Introduced in 2022 School Year

Students attending high school at either of four south side institutions at the beginning of the new academic year will benefit from a new program that is being rolled out [...]

Ministry of Education Closely Monitors Monkeypox Outbreak Ahead of School Reopening

The United States Government today declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency, with over seven thousand cases confirmed in the U.S. Neighboring Guatemala announced its first confirmed case on [...]

Preparation Underway for Return to Classrooms Nationwide

And, with no confirmed case of monkeypox in Belize, schools across the country are preparing to welcome returning students at the end of the month. Minister Fonseca also gave an [...]

Dr. Vincent Palacio Confirmed President of the University of Belize

In July 2021, it was announced that Doctor Vincent Palacio, the then Dean of the Faculty of Management and Social Sciences at the University of Belize, would be named the [...]

Digi Belize Awards 25 High School Scholarships

Twenty-five students heading into secondary school were awarded scholarships by Digi Belize. These scholarship recipients were selected from across the country based on their academic achievements and financial need. The [...]

Fifty-Five Students Receive Scholarships from S.S.B. to Further Studies

Over the last twenty-one years, the Social Security Board has awarded scholarships to over one thousand students across Belize. According to S.S.B. Director Marcelo Blake, this amounts to a pay [...]

Peacework and the U.S. Embassy Launch a Media Literacy Program

Today at the Holy Redeemer Credit Union Conference Room, the U.S. Embassy and Peacework Belize launched MediaSmart, a three-month training program that will be piloted in four high schools in [...]

Timmy Stamps’ After School Program for at-risk Youths

Tonight’s look on the bright side highlights the Jah Love evening program where kids from the George Street community are provided with support from a man with a story of [...]

No Teachers to Be Displaced by New Curriculum Framework

During the presentation today, President of the Belize National Teachers’ Union, Senator Elena Smith said that during the consultation, secondary school teachers expressed concerns about job security. Would the new [...]

Pediatric Vaccines Expiring; Education Minister Not Worried

Pediatric vaccines for children ages five to eleven will be expiring in the next few months and the data shows that of that population, only five thousand, six hundred and [...]

B.H.S. Student Successfully Organizes a STEM Summer Camp

Belize High School student Karina Espat today successfully completed a STEM Summer Camp with youths from her community. Around fifteen children were engaged in learning science concepts and were handed [...]

Keeping Young People Engaged During the Summer in Fort George

It is one of three summer camps that were organized in the Fort George constituency.  Area Representative Henry Charles Usher says that the youth within the community were also engaged [...]

Teacher Johnson’s Summer Camp Concludes in Dangriga

It’s the end of a two-week summer camp at Tina Johnson’s free tutoring program. The kids have completed the academic session of the camp, but it was surely not short [...]

Economist Weighs In on S.S.B’s investment in D.F.C.

Earlier this week, we reported on the twenty-million-dollar loan that the Social Security Board is providing to the Development Finance Corporation to be used on its mortgage program, as well [...]

Twenty-nine Belizeans Return from Colombia with Certificates in Technical Agriculture Studies

Twenty-nine Belizean farmers and agriculture students returned home today after spending the last eighty-four days in Colombia in Technical Agriculture Studies. All twenty-nine graduated from the program. Noemi Romero is [...]

Agriculture Student Farmer Says Training Will Also Help with Her Studies in Agriculture

Romero shared that prior to now, she was experimenting with trial and error to apply bio-fertilizers, but now she has the technical know-how on what to do and how much [...]

Summer Camps for the Kids at Y.W.C.A.

During the down time of summer, kids look for a way to make memorable moments with their family and friends. Summer camps are a way to do that. All over [...]

Compulsory Age for Education is Now Sixteen Years

Today’s cabinet brief also focused on education and what government is doing to increase the age of compulsory education from fourteen to sixteen, taking into consideration that while the change [...]

P.U.P. Free Education Manifesto Promise Rolls Out on Southside

The P.U.P. campaigned on a platform that included free education for high school students on the south side of Belize City. Now the first phase of that pilot program is [...]

Let’s Catch Up Summer Program Helping Students to Gain Ground on Lost Time Due To COVID

Earlier we heard Minister of Education, Francis Fonseca speak about the rollout of government’s free education for the southside program. The minister explained that the program will include more and [...]

20 Students Benefit from the Shirley Roberts-Young Care and Educate Foundation

The Shirley Roberts-Young Care and Educate Foundation is providing twenty scholarships to deserving children who are transitioning to high school this coming August in its inaugural scholarship program. The recipients [...]