As we mentioned, curriculum reforms will be unveiled within the next two weeks. This restructuring of Belize’s academic framework will see the transformation of the education system from pre-school to university. The initiative is geared at promoting more targeting learning outcomes and reducing redundancy, which included standardised testing. Minister of Education, Francis Fonseca explained more about the benefits students will gain.
Francis Fonseca, Minister of Education: “As you know the CXC is a regional examination so we don’t expect any major changes in terms of the CXC but as you’ve pointed out we’re going to unvail in the next week or two our new curriculum framework which is a complete transformation of Belize’s education curriculum for the pre primary, primary and secondary levels of education moving away from a sort of time based curriculum to a competency based curriculum more targeted learning outcomes, reducing the amount of learning outcomes, putting together lesson plans that can be used by teachers and schools across the country.”
Fonseca says this is important so students can be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to be productive citizens and promote national development.