By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter
The Ministry of Education gathered with other education stakeholders on Sunday at the Ramada Belize City Princess, to officially launch Education Month.
The initiative is the first of its kind, having evolved from the traditional Education Week and then the two week celebration called, Education Showcase. Teachers, members from various departments of the ministry, and representatives of the Belize National Teachers Union (BNTU) attended the launch.
The month is being observed under the theme, “Our youth: innovators today, change makers tomorrow.”
At the launch, Minister of Education Patrick Faber, explained that while the month of May already has several activities being observed, the move to highlight education for the entire month arose out of necessity.
“We find that it is difficult to put all the events, all the aspects of education that we want to celebrate, into one week or two weeks,” Faber said.
He added that while the other observations are important, the ministry is confident that education is enough of a national priority for citizens to fully support and be engaged in the upcoming activities.
Among the scheduled activities there is the annual financial literacy fair, Teachers Day celebration, and ongoing consultations with the ministry and stakeholders on the regulatory framework for education in Belize.