Governance in Belize
- Policy and Plans
The Ministry of Education and Youth Belize is responsible for ensuring that all Belizeans are given an opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes required for their independent development, and for the benefit of the nation. It works in collaboration with all education-related stakeholders. This organisation is sub-divided into a variety of departments such as Teacher Education & Development Services, which includes the Board of Teachers; Employment Training and Education Services, which administers the curriculum; and exterior services such as the National Library Service and the Policy and Planning Information Analysis Service.
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
Tel: +501 822 2380
Minister: Patrick Faber
Permanent Secretary: David Leacock
Public spending on education was 6.6 per cent of GDP in 2010.
Horizon 2030 expresses the aspiration of the people of Belize for ‘a country of peace and tranquillity, where citizens live in harmony with the natural environment and enjoy a high quality of life’.
From the late 2000s the government undertook a wide public consultation with the participation of all national stakeholders. The four most important cross-cutting issues that emerged from this consultation process were the perspective of youth facing a crisis due to the deteriorating fabric of society; the differential impact of development programmes on women and men; the low rate of enrolment in secondary and tertiary education; and the lack of social cohesion. These issues were taken into full account in the Horizon 2030 Framework 2010-30, the development strategy designed to achieve the national vision for 2030.
The government aims to reform secondary education to put an affordable high school within reach of all Belizean children;
increase enrolment rates; and lower dropout rates, leading to a reduction in crime and poverty.
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