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San Pedro Junior College and UB sign Memorandum of Understanding

Posted: Monday, August 5, 2019. 11:26 am CST.

By BBN Staf: San Pedro Junior College (SPJC) and the University of Belize (UB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to provide tertiary level education up to a Bachelor’s Degree in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.

The signing of the MOU took place on August 1st in San Pedro.

Signing on behalf of UB was Clemet Sankat, the President of UB, and signing on behalf of San Pedro Junior College was Dr. Bernard Watler and Gustavo Ellis.

“Our driving mission of UB is to bring education to all quadrants of Belize, to make UB accessible to everybody, especially communities that are distant so that people can have access to education without having to go through the trouble of traveling to the mainland. Education changes people’s lives and we want to see you change your lives,” Clement Sankat, the President of UB stated.

According to a news article on Ambergris Caye Today, the plan is to offer an Associate’s Degree in early childhood education and primary education which will lead to a Bachelor’s Degree while the secondary teaching program (Bachelor’s Degree) will be available with a major in English, Maths or Science. It is expected that the program will kick start by January 2020 with a minimum of 15 students taking the course.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism Management with a Major in Hospitality Management will also be offered in a course of three years in which students will be taking four courses per semester.

Interested persons can visit the San Pedro High School Office for registration forms and to learn more about the programs that are being offered.


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