By BBN Staff: The Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU) issued a statement today asking the Government of Belize to slow the ‘fast-moving train’ carrying the equal opportunities Bill.
The BNTU says that it is gravely concerned over the fast pace at which presentations and consultations have been carried out regarding the recently released draft of the bill.
“The Bill, which contains far reaching implications for all sectors of our society, demands ample and detailed educational forums for the entire Belizean populace. The conservation between those with special interest has recently reached fever pitch; where entities both for and against the bill have been producing and disseminating only their biased versions of its content. This has created nothing more than confusion and division of our people,” the union noted.
In addition, the union says that it plans on facilitating an information sharing session for teachers and members.
The union is calling on the government to slow the process surrounding the bill, to allow for further discussions and educational forums to be conducted.