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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 [...]

Update from M.O.E. on Schools to be Used for Elections

As we told you in our Wednesday night’s newscast, teachers are to work from home due to the flooding. Chief Education Officer, Doctor Carol Babb has advised teachers to stay [...]

MOE Advises Teachers to Work from Home Inclement Weather!

The Ministry of Education is advising all teachers to remain at home for the rest of the week due to the inclement weather. Today, we spoke with Doctor Carol Babb, [...]

MOE’s Tablets for High Schoolers are Here!

The first batch of the long awaited computer tablets are in country.  The country-wide distribution for secondary schools began on Thursday and will continue into next week.  As we’ve reported, [...]

85 Students from the Youth Leadership Council Receive Tablets from PWC

Eighty-five students of the Youth Leadership Council were recipients today of ten-inch tablets courtesy of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Peace Work. The organizations have been promoting financial literacy here for years and [...]

M.O.E. Organizes Meeting to Address Teachers’ COVID-19 Concerns

While we were with Chief Education Officer, Doctor Carol Babb, the media asked about recently made remarks by B.N.T.U. National President Elena Smith as it relates to the concerns of [...]

Prioritizing Learning for Children

But even as teachers, rightly so, are concerned about contracting the virus, Doctor Babb says that as an educator, her concern and that of the ministry is the bad effect [...]

UB to Hold Virtual Graduation Ceremony

In a historic virtual graduation ceremony on Saturday, the University of Belize will be celebrating its twentieth anniversary with the largest graduating class ever. The University of Belize will honour [...]

1192 Students to Graduate from the University of Belize

According to Doctor Cuellar the virtual ceremony will feature speaker O.A.S. Assistant Secretary General Ambassador Nestor Mendez. He assures that the ceremony will be interactive and memorable to the graduating [...]

An Update on Miss Universe Belize Destinee Arnold Scholarship Award

Destinee Arnold also gave News Five an update to her scholarship programme in which a total of eighteen students from across the country were awarded a thousand dollars each to [...]

Schools Will Also Remain Closed Until Further Notice

When will schools be reopened for in-class attendance?  While many have asked that question, the Belize National Teachers Union is seeking government’s consideration to have teachers prepare lesson plans from [...]

Where are the Tablets for Students?

Seven point six million dollars was allocated by the government to purchase hardware and software to assist student with distance learning during the pandemic. The monies were approved by the [...]

Belize Zoo Goes Live Online for Schools!

The Belize Zoo wants to take the wildlife into classrooms in the coming weeks – virtually, that is. They are launching a brand new and exciting educational experience for teachers [...]

Camalote Villagers Want Pre-School to be Named after One of their Own!

From a land issue to a school issue – Chairman Derrick Parham says that the villagers are not happy about the name the Ministry of Education has given to a [...]

Department of Youth Services Helps Students with Distance Learning

Primary and high schools have reopened and students are at home learning virtually.  The new form of learning is posing challenges since not all the young students have access to [...]

BHS in the Top 50 Teams at the Global Robotics Competition

The Belize High School again entered the Global Robotics Competition called FIRST Global Challenge.  This year, the competing students upped their game and nine of its students ranked fiftieth out [...]