Representative of the University of Belize were in Orange Walk today to celebrate one year of the success in their Bachelors in Primary Education program. The program started in 2013 and today the students also joined in to celebrate the occasion. Coordinator Nestor Chan told us more about the program and others being provided here in Orange Walk Town by UB.


Screen_Shot_2014-08-06_at_8.08.00_PMNestor Chan – Coordinator


“We have also brought in a group from the secondary schools doing a diploma in education, our aim is to try to train as many students as possible, and we are also culminating the last group of the Cert. Ed, what we call the Cert. Ed. In primary education these student are now going into internship so we are happy that we have accomplished all of this and today we are celebrating it almost like an anniversary.”


Dalila Ical – Reporter


“So this would be like you mentioned like an outreach program?”


Nestor Chan – Coordinator


“Yes, it is initiative from the University of Belize to reach out to the students, you know sometimes it is difficult for the student to travel all the way to Belmopan so now we are having the University travelling to the students, so here we come and we offer our services to the students and it makes it easier for them now they don’t have to go and rent, leave their families and spend extra money they are home at home, studying.”


The classes for the Bachelor in Primary Education course are held during the summer for six intensive weeks. The regular semester begins in August and held on Fridays and Saturdays. Today a little over a hundred students attended the event today. Chan says anyone who is interested in the programs can call the university or contact him at 632-0745.

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