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Mose Hyde (Guest Speaker)

Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2014. 6:52 pm CST.

Teachers' Day (Cayo)

Teachers’ Day

Sunday, May 18, 2014. GWEN NUNEZ GONZALEZ Reporting: Teachers in the Cayo District gathered at Cancha Marshalleck in Benque Viejo del Carmen on Friday, May 16th, 2014 for Teachers’ Day activities.

The event began with opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. where the teachers were addressed by Mayor Miguel Velasquez, Benque Viejo Town Council; Mrs. Gwen Nuñez Gonzalez, Education Officer;  Mrs. Leandra Chulin, President National Teachers Union (BNTU) Benque Branch; Mr. Manuel Medina, President BNTU San Ignacio Branch; Mrs. Frances Avella, President BNTU Belmopan Branch; and Mr. Mose Hyde, the Guest Speaker.

Mose Hyde (Guest Speaker)

Mose Hyde
(Guest Speaker)

Mr. Hyde challenged the teachers to provide the best quality they can as he reflected on the theme for Education Showcase ”Quality Teachers: Nurturing the Inherent Potential of our Children”.

He also applauded them for being the group of Belizeans who stand up for what they deserve.

He urged them to stand strong and continue their excellent work.

Entertainment for the official ceremonies was provided by students of Mount Carmel Primary and Howard Smith Nazarene Primary.
The BNTU Branch leaders also recognized teachers from their various branches who have served this nation for 30 years and more.

The District Education Center gave recognition to the outstanding teachers for the Cayo District in various catergories: Pre-Primary – Ava A. Mena, Primary- Claribel A. Cocom, Secondary- Tarah S. Sabido, Tertiary- Dr. Alberto August, Primary School Leader – Brian Watson, and Secondary School Leader- Eufemia Usher.

The fun continued throughout the day with give aways, competitions, and merriment with Chico Ramos and the Sweet Pain Band.  The event was organized by the BNTU and District Education Center.


Chico Ramos

Chico Ramos

Students' Performance (Howard Smith Nazarene)

Students’ Performance
(Howard Smith Nazarene)



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