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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 [...]

Education Minister Says Marked Improvements Have Been Achieved

Faber also reacted to the P.U.P.’s plan to achieve one hundred percent trained teachers. Faber called out Fonseca for reportedly misleading the audience, saying that more than eighty percent of [...]

Faber Says P.U.P.’s Promise of 30% Salary Increase for Teachers is ‘Pretty Talk’

According to Faber, improving the quality of education in the country is a daily struggle which requires all hands on deck. He says that the P.U.P.’s pledge to give teachers [...]

P.U.P. Launches Plan Belize Policy on Education

Schools remain closed across the country as a containment measure to COVID-19.  But today, the People’s United Party rolled out its education policy, promising access and quality education from preschool [...]

U.B.F.S.U. Concerned About Lack of Consultations as School Reopens

On Friday we told you about the University of Belize Faculty and Staff Union’s attempt to kick start negotiations with the UB’s Board of Trustees and President. The Union feels [...]

U.B.F.S.U. Says Still No Negotiations at U.B.

The University of Belize Faculty and Staff Union is reporting tonight that their attempt to negotiations with the Board of Trustees and President of the UB has stalled.  The union [...]

Schools Will Not Reopen on August 10th

One of the big announcements is regards in the opening of schools. Now parents and teachers have been expressing concern over the health of their children and those of the [...]

Teachers – Keep Preparing, Get Contingency Plans Going

But even as a date for the reopening of schools has not been set, Minister of Education Patrick Faber stressed the need for teachers to continue to prepare for the [...]

B.N.T.U. Preempts M.O.E.; Advises Teachers, Students Not to Attend Classes

Before the Minister of Education announced the delay of school reopening, the B.N.T.U. issued a press release to discourage teachers and students from returning to school on Monday. The B.N.T.U. [...]

B.N.T.U. President Weighs in on Homeschooling

Keeping it on education, we also asked President Elena Smith about homeschooling during this pandemic. The Ministry of Education has laid out the plans for homeschooling where parents need to [...]

M.O.E. on Schools’ Preparedness

Turning to the Ministry of Education and the state of schools, the ministry says that schools are in high gear preparation mode for the re-opening of schools on August tenth. [...]

Homeschooling is an Option; Parents Must Meet Requirements!

As the COVID-19 cases continue to grow – the concern among many are that schools are not ready and they fear sending their children to school to be exposed to [...]

B.N.T.U. Says Many Schools Are Not Ready for August 10th Reopening!

As COVID-19 cases continue to grow, there are concerns across the country about the reopening of schools. Parents and students are preparing at home in anticipation of the new school [...]

Will Parents Send their Children to School?

So, as you heard, the National President of the B.N.T.U. believes that majority of the schools are not ready for reopening.  Senator Elena Smith says that information was gathered by [...]

S.S.B. Awards 52 Scholarships

Since 2001, the Social Security Board of Belize has given out nine hundred scholarships all to the tune of three point eight million dollars.  And for 2020, they have added [...]

U.S. Embassy Hands Over Classroom Building to San Isidro School

On Thursday, the U.S. Embassy in Belize officially handed over to the Ministry of Education a classroom building constructed through the U.S. Southern Command’s Humanitarian Assistance Programme in San Isidro [...]