Belize City Teachers Attend Sensitization Session on Educational Regulations Revision

Belize City Teachers Attend Sensitization Session on Educational Regulations Revision

Over 1,000 teachers from Belize City gathered at the civic center for a sensitization session on the revision of educational rules. It is the 7th session that the Ministry of Education, Culture Science and Technology (MOECST) has hosted across the country for the revision and regulation that governs teachers under the education system and possible changes in the system. Chief Education officer, Yolanda Gongora spoke about some of the concerns that the teachers had in accordance with the regulations. 

Yolanda Gongora, Chief Education Officer, MOECST: “The concern that teachers basically come across are the different types of leaves and the issue of licenses and the issue of continuous professional development. In accordance with the regulations once you get a license and you get a full license you’re required to do 120 CPD hours over the period of five years. However their concern is that for a period of time they didn’t have opportunities to be able to do those workshops and for that reason we developed the Teacher Learning Institute which is an online platform where we’re trying to ensure that our teachers get the opportunity to complete the 120. So I would imagine that that would be one of the areas that they would want to address as to how we can improve the delivery of the professional development for teachers.”

Another session will be held in Orange Walk District tomorrow.

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