School Leaders Meet in Cayo Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 August 2013 00:00

L-R shows Christopher Aird, Chief Education Officer and Isaura Williams, District Education Officer for the Cayo AreaVarious leaders from Belize's Education Sector met for a learning session on August 16th at the Center for Employment Training in San Ignacio Town. Present were Principals, Vice Principals, Local Managers and Heads of Departments from various high schools. Also present to give an overview of the Belize Teaching Services Commission was Christopher Aird, Chief Education Officer. Aird made it clear to teachers that the possession of a teaching license was now an important part to teaching.

Other officials from the Ministry of Education that were present at last Friday’s meeting agreed with Christopher Aird’s position.

“We are hoping that Principals gain the knowledge that they will be able to pass on to their teachers in regards to the importance of having a teaching license in Belize,” says Isaura Williams, who is the District Education Officer for the Cayo Area.

Isaura Williams also told the Guardian that the existing partnership of the Church and State in the Management of Belizean Education was an excellent one, where information flowed freely between the two partners.

“They are fully engaged in whatever new things that come up in the Ministry of Education, so I think it is a good way forward with them,” she says.