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Home-based Learning Continues; BJAT, PSE and CXC Postponed Indefinitely

Schools across the country have closed due to COVID-19 as a way to enforce social distancing among the young.  It means that thousands of children are now at home and [...]

National Hand Washing Day; Clean Hands Save Lives

National Hand Washing Day was celebrated today; to mark the occasion hand washing stations were set up across the country where residents were exposed to proper techniques to keep your [...]

Education Minister of COVID-19, Implications and Way Forward

One of the preventative measures taken in preparation against the novel coronavirus is that schools at all levels and across the country will be closed for two weeks leading into [...]

Students to Practice Home-Based Learning During 2 Weeks of No Classes

Going forward, schools are being asked to provide parents with a home-based learning plan for their children.  Parents are to ensure that students spend a part of each day in [...]

Ministry of Education Suspends P.S.E., CSEC and CAPE Exams

As for the Primary School Examination and the CSEC, those have been postponed indefinitely, says Minister Faber. According to Faber, it is not certain when students will sit the tests. [...]

2020 P.S.E. Suspended Amid Coronavirus Threat

Primary School Examinations, the first sitting which was to have been held on March thirty-first, have been suspended amid the COVID-19 threat.  That decision comes from the Ministry of Education [...]

Created for Success – Nazarene High Hosts its Biennial Expo

The compound of the Nazarene High School was buzzing with activity today as students participated in an expo to show off their knowledge and skills. While some students chose to [...]

Healthy Living: SCA Tests Cyber-School Day

The W.H.O. declared COVID-19 a pandemic on Wednesday, acknowledging that the disease is spreading across the globe. You saw earlier in the newscast the Prime Minister outlining the country’s preparation [...]

National Hand Washing Awareness Day is Declared

National Hand Washing Awareness Day will be commemorated on March twenty-fifth.  In light of COVID-19, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health and the WASH Multisectoral Body, along with [...]

Catholic Teaches Discuss Equal Opportunities Bill at Bi-Annual Conference

More than five hundred teachers from eleven Catholic high schools countrywide today gathered at the Saint Catherine Auditorium for a Catholic Educators Conference. The conference is the culmination of Catholic [...]

Teacher Andrea Cal of Midway Government Preschool Wins National Storytelling Competition

The month of March is being celebrated as Child Stimulation Month under the theme, “Hug Me, Listen to Me, Read with Me, Help Me Grow.” Across the country, there are [...]

Julian Cho remains without a principal; an inspection reveals a list of deficiencies

An investigation is ongoing at the Julian Cho High School in Punta Gorda where more than two million dollars were awarded in contracts to teachers by the then Principal Simeon [...]

Child Stimulation Month 2020 Officially Underway

March is celebrated annually as Child Stimulation Month and there is an entire calendar of events that commenced today with a parade of kindergarten students, their parents and their teachers [...]

S.J.C. Breaks Ground for State of the Art Science Facility

Construction of a new five-million dollar building is about to begin on the compound of Saint John’s College in Belize City. Over the years, there has been a continuous and [...]

EP Yorke Students Featured in Business Expo

Budding entrepreneurs displayed their business innovations at a student expo today in Belize City. The students from the Edward P. Yorke High School tested their business acumen in not only [...]

A Group of UB Students Walk Out of Classes to Attend Anti-Corruption Demonstration

The march was well underway, when a group of students staged a walk-out of classes from the University of Belize in Belmopan and travelled to Belize City to participate in [...]

B.N.T.U. to G.O.B.: Don’t Ignore Our Cry for Good Governance or Else

The national anti-corruption demonstration concluded with a rally at Memorial Park past the lunch hour.  It was a first step by the unions to effect change. The Belize National Teachers [...]

B.N.T.U. on Negotiations with M.O.E.

Earlier this month representatives of the Belize National Teaches Union met with the Ministry of Education in Belize in an effort to find common grounds over disagreements regarding amendments to [...]

Toledo West Area Rep Condemns Million-Dollar Contracts Awarded at Julian Cho Tech

Julian Cho Technical High School remains without a principal tonight. It has been months since the school has been thrown into disruption and word to News Five is that three [...]

Two-Day COBEC Conference Wraps Up in Belmopan

The Consortium for Belize Educational Cooperation thirty-second conference also concluded today at the UB Campus in Belize City. COBEC has been around for over thirty years and it connects Belize [...]

Steel Pans for the U.B., the Belize Bank Grants a Generous Donation

The University of Belize has received a generous donation to start up the “UB Steel.”  The donation of fifty thousand dollars was made by the Belize Bank at the end [...]

Patrick Faber Explains Need for 180 Contact Days

Amending the Education Rules to reflect particular changes that are favorable to teachers across the country was a contentious issue for the Belize National Teachers Union.  Prior to Tuesday’s marathon [...]

Two Medical Schools in Belize De-listed in India?

The Embassy of India in Mexico has confirmed that two medical universities in Belize have been de-listed by the Medical Council of India, following complaints that both institutions do not [...]

U.B. & M.O.E. Host Educational Expo

The University of Belize and Ministry of Education held the Belize Tertiary Options and Opportunities Education Expo, formerly known as the COBEC Fair, in Belmopan today. The UB and COBEC University partners [...]

M.O.E. Meets with B.N.T.U. and Progress is Recorded

Tonight, there is a sigh of relief among the Ministry of Education and the Belize National Teachers Unions and temperatures are cooling down.  Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber took a [...]