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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 [...]

DPM Faber Optimistic about Way Forward with Teachers Union

Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber who was flanked by Chief Education Officer, Doctor Carol Babb, at the meeting also felt confident that the meeting had a positive outcome, despite not [...]

Classes Delayed at Trial Farm Gov’t School Where Student Attacked Teacher

The start of classes at Trial Farm Government School in Orange Walk District was delayed for two hours this morning as teachers met with Ministry of Education officials. The meeting [...]

Strong Words from B.N.T.U. to M.O.E.

B.N.T.U. President Elena Smith was also present at this afternoon’s press conference which was held at its headquarters here in Belize City.  Aside from the full support that the teachers [...]

B.N.T.U. and M.O.E. at Odds over Education Regulation

The B.N.T.U. and the Ministry of Education are at odds again. In the latest round, the B.N.T.U. says they have no favourable responses from the ministry to the list of [...]

Ministry of Education Willing to Consult

According to Doctor Babb, the Ministry is committed in consulting with the union to avoid any escalation of tensions.   Dr. Carol Babb, Chief Education Officer “We are willing to [...]

Literacy & Empowerment Adult Program Launched

The Ministry of Education today launched the Literacy and Empowerment Adult Programme. The programme seeks to empower adults who struggle with basic reading and comprehension skills. The lessons will be [...]

G.O.B. Signs 10 Million-Dollar Education Programme with I.D.B.

The Government of Belize signed a ten-million dollar agreement with the I.D.B. this morning. At the signing, the I.D.B. Country Representative and PM Dean Barrow spoke about the educational quality [...]

“Send a Message; Stay Drug Free”

A week-long of activities promoting drug awareness at Canaan High School on Coney Drive in Belize City concluded today with a parade through the streets of the city. One hundred [...]

B.N.T.U. President on Julian Cho

Today, National President of the Belize National Teachers Union Senator Elena Smith was in southern Belize, at Julian Cho Technical School where she met with the school administration.  The B.N.T.U. [...]

Teachers Up in Arms; Will Industrial Action Be Taken Against M.O.E.?

President of the Belize National Teachers Union, Senator Elena Smith says that teachers are up in arms and are considering industrial action. The B.N.T.U. Council of Management circulated a memo [...]

B.N.T.U. President Comments on Julian Cho Financial Audit

Senator Smith also told News Five that she will be visiting Julian Cho Technical School in the south with the hopes of having a discussion with the administration. Those talks [...]

The Pickle that is Julian Cho Tech

The Julian Cho Technical High School also finds itself in is a quagmire as the secondary institution continues to operate without a principal.  To make matters worse, former principal Dr. [...]

$1.3M to Build Substandard Classrooms at Julian Cho Tech

According to Requeña, a teacher was awarded a contract for one point three million dollars to build classrooms at Julian Cho.  The quality of work, he says, was well below [...]

S.C.A. Leads the Charge for Youth and Climate in 2020

The Saint Catherine Academy says that as they head into their one hundred and thirtieth anniversary, they will be putting the conversation of climate and youth into action on their [...]

Students Clash at Gwen Liz, Police Called in to Break Up Fight

Gwen Liz High School is back in the news tonight. There was a huge brawl among various groups of students at Gwen Lizarraga High School on Friday which forced classes [...]

Toledo West Area Rep Calls Out Dr. Simon Coc

Area Representative for Toledo West Oscar Requeña spoke on the audit’s findings on the adjournment of the House. As a matter of national importance, Requeña called for action and highlighted [...]

Were the Release of the Auditor General’s Report Timely?

Was the timing of the Auditor General’s reports on the National Sports Council and Julian Cho Technical High School designed to undermine the Deputy Prime Minister whose portfolios as Minister [...]