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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 [...]

M.O.E. Learning Packages to be Distributed to Students

The ministry’s learning packages are currently being prepared and expected to be distributed to the students by next week, in time for September seventh. According to Doctor Carol Babb lessons [...]

Free Textbooks for Students for Distance Learning

September is being considered as a trial month for distance learning by the Ministry of Education and so teachers are advised not to grade the work that students hand in, [...]

P.S.E. Not Likely to Happen Next Year

With five months of class sessions missed, it is not expected that students will be able to successfully sit the Primary Schools Examinations and CSEC Examinations next year.  In fact, [...]

The Belize Education Experience During the Pandemic

The FOPREL meeting is to define strategic actions to ensure that educational systems are strengthened to guarantee safe and inclusive access for all students. So, as a part of the [...]

Miss Universe Belize Scholarship Initiative

Pre-primary and primary schools are to reopen on September seventh, but for distance learning only, meanwhile high school classes resume in October. But given the dire economic times, families are [...]

A Date is Set for Pre & Primary Schools to Reopen for Distance Learning!

At the press conference, the Ministry of Education announced the dates for the reopening of schools, but for distance learning.  This is where the students will be assigned work, through [...]

8,000 Electronic Devices for High School Distance Education

When it comes to the secondary level, distance learning will commence in the first week of October.  This, according to Minister of Education Patrick Faber, will be done primarily through [...]

6,000 Tertiary Level Students to Get Data Packages for Distance Learning

As you may know by now, majority of tertiary level institutions began distance learning earlier this month and the remainder are set to do so in the coming weeks. So, [...]

B.N.T.U. President says Threats Don’t Help the Situation

The University of Belize remains in turmoil and at loggerheads with the U.B.F.S.U.  Earlier this week, the university’s Board of Trustees issued a threat to the teachers, telling them to [...]

Long Time Unionist and Beloved Teacher Arcadia Carrillo Remembered

Last week the Belize National Teachers Union lost a warrior. Arcadia Carrillo was a teacher for more than five decades and never defaulted in showing support and unity for her [...]

National Student Union of Belize Comes Out in Support of U.B.F.S.U.

This week, we have been reporting on the issues brewing at the University of Belize between the senior administration and the UB Faculty and Staff Union. The Board of Trustees [...]

UB Board of Trustees Threatens U.B.F.S.U. with Terminations!

The situation at the University of Belize continues to deteriorate and so will its faculty members and staff be made redundant?  That’s what it may come down to, according to [...]

U.B.F.S.U. Outlines Issues at the University

So, there you heard from the position of the Board of Trustees at the University of Belize.  As we reported on Monday, the U.B.F.S.U.’s members were not engaging in formal [...]

Active Learning Outside the Classroom during COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all aspects of life for students and parents. Schools remain closed so parents are having to adapt to home based learning and online education to [...]

UB’s Unionized Faculty Members; “No Formal Teaching of Courses” for Opening of School!

Classes resumed at the University of Belize this morning, but from all indications, it appears there was a poor turnout.  When we visited the main campus in Belmopan, it didn’t [...]

U.B.F.S.U. Heads into Negotiations on Tuesday!

From saying no to the formal teaching for the opening of the new school year to a seat at the table, the U.B.F.S.U. says that they are heading into negotiations [...]

Minister of Education Reacts to P.U.P.’s Education Policy

On Wednesday, the People’s United Party launched its Plan Belize policy on education via a virtual press conference.  The conference was led by Party Leader John Briceño and former Minister [...]