Posted: Monday, June 8, 2020. 11:00 am CST.
By BBN Staff: Today, the Ministry of Education hosted a live press conference to update the nation on the progress of education in Belize amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
Minister of Education, Patrick Faber, Chief Executive Officer Deborah Domingo and Chief Education Officer Carol Babb shared more about the plans for the re opening of schools.
Faber informed that the current school year 2019-2020 officially comes to a close at the end of June.
The Ministry says that it is still consulting with stakeholders for possible dates for the re-opening of classes for the new school year.
But, from June 15th to June 30th, the Ministry is asking all secondary school teachers and counsellors to return to school to prepare for the CXC Exams, close the current school year, and start pre-planning for the upcoming school year.
Secondary school students that will sit CXC exams are also asked to return to classes from June 15th to 30th, 2020.
The Ministry says that it will be determining the use of masks and other guidelines.
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