Nurses aren’t the only ones being celebrated today. May 12 is also recognized here in Belize as Teachers’ Day. The country sets aside this day of the year to thank our educators for their invaluable contribution to the development of the nation. The day is being observed under the theme “Dedicated to Service, Unified by Passion, Leading through Difficult Times.” It’s fitting, says Minister of Education Francis Fonseca, because it speaks to the sacrifices teachers made during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minister Fonseca also spoke about the selflessness teachers have portrayed after their salaries were cut. Fonseca says that teachers stand ready to serve the country.