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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 [...]

BHS Goes Virtual for the First Global Robotics Competition

Now we hear from Belize High School’s I.T. Director and the team mentor, as well as one of the participants.   Godfrey Sosa, I.T Director & Team Mentor “First stands [...]

Government to Purchase 15 Thousand Tablets for Distance Learning

Parliamentarians today also debated a supplementary appropriation bill which includes the provision to spend seven point six million dollars for hardware and software purchases. The purchases will be done by [...]

UB and U.B.F.S.U. Sign Agreement

Today, the management of the University of Belize announced that a decision has been reached with the UB Faculty and Staff Union to address the university’s financial shortfall of more [...]

Indian Students Registering to Vote Raises Eyebrows

Registration to vote in the November general elections is ongoing; the closing date is expected to be known once the date for elections is announced.  So there is a frenzy [...]

Literacy and the Media on International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day was commemorated today and its focus was teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, as well as the role of educators and changing pedagogies.  In [...]

Overcoming Literacy Deterrents in the Media

During the discussion this morning, it was pointed out by the reporters in attendance that perhaps the biggest deterrent to literacy in the technological era is the excessive use of [...]

First Day of Distance Learning Starts

It was the first day of school today and instead of children donning crisp uniforms and new back packs, parents lined up at the different schools to pick up learning [...]

BHS Participates in Annual First Global Challenge Virtually

The FIRST Global Challenge is an annual Olympics-style robotics competition that promotes education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, as well as careers for youths.  The challenge was hosted in [...]

Distance Learning – Start by Setting Up a Learning Space for Your Child

Students have been out of the classrooms for about five months since the COVID-19 pandemic began destroying all sectors of society.  The Ministry of Education has announced that preschools and [...]