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MoECST Commences Distribution of 5,000 Chromebooks Donated by the Republic of China (Taiwan)

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology (MoECST) has commenced the distribution of 5,000 Chromebooks donated by the Republic of China (Taiwan). These devices were pledged in April during the State Visit of H.E. Tsai Ing-Wen, President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), and were recently delivered to the MoECST.

Get ready for this weekend’s Annular Solar Eclipse

This Saturday, October 14th, an annular solar eclipse will be visible in Belize. The natural phenomenon will begin over areas like San Pedro Ambergris Caye around 10AM, peaking at 11:30AM. The brief event, also known as a ring of fire solar eclipse, will also be visible in parts of the United States of America, Mexico, Central and South America. When enjoying this rare nature show, following safety precautions to avoid eye damage is important.

MED Hands Over Road Safety Toolkits for Schools to MoECST

On September 25, 2023, the Second Road Safety Project, under the Ministry of Economic Development (MED), handed over 400 hundred Road Safety Toolkits to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology (MoECST). Present at the handing over were Dr. Osmond Martinez, CEO for the MED; Mrs. Dian Maheia, CEO for the MoECST; and Mr. Zane Castillo, Project Manager for the Second Road Safety Project.

Reimagining Education through Social Emotional Learning in the Early Grades

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology (MoECST), Think Equal Inc. and UNICEF Belize launched the national Think Equal Programme in Belize on Wednesday, August 9th. The ceremony was held in the Toucan Hall at the Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize City. Under the theme: ‘Reimagining Education through Social Emotional Learning in the Early Grades’, the joint effort officially introduced the innovative programme to teach social and emotional learning in the early grades.

MoECST Constitutes Pro-Tempore Tertiary Teacher Training Curriculum Reform Working Group

On May 22, 2023, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology (MoECST) constituted the pro-tempore Tertiary Teacher Training Curriculum Reform Working Group comprised of representatives from all teacher training institutions aimed at transforming to competency-based education.

MoECST and IDB Tour Itz’at STEAM Academy

February 22, 2023, a delegation led by Prime Minister Hon. John Briceño, Hon. Francis Fonseca, Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Technology (MoECST); Dr. Hon. Louis Zabaneh, Minister of State in MoECST; and Dr. Ilan Goldfajn, President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), toured the construction site of the Itz’at STEAM Academy in Belize City.

MoECST Concludes Third Round of Consultations on New Competency-based Curriculum

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology (MoECST) is pleased to announce the conclusion of the third round of consultations held with education stakeholders on the implementation of the new national competency-based curriculum. The tour of consultations began with the Toledo District and consultations were held in each municipality.

Belize Assumes Pro Tempore Presidency of CECC/SICA

On January 19, 2023, Dr. Hon. Louis Zabaneh, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology (MoECST), officially assumed the Pro Tempore Presidency (PTP) of the Central American Commission for Education and Culture (CECC) of the Central American Integration System (SICA), on behalf of the Government of Belize. The transfer of the PTP was facilitated by Mr. Ángel Hernández, Minister of Education of the Dominican Republic, and Ms. Milagros German Olalla, Minister of Culture of the Dominican Republic.