Zeeburg Secondary School’s acting Head of Department for Business, Ms Anella Bissessar with the students at the Belmopan Comprehensive High School
Two Guyanese Secondary School Teachers recently completed the CARICOM Skilled Workers Programme in Belize.
Queen’s College Business Education Head of Department Ms Calisiah Richmond andZeeburg Secondary School’s acting Head of Department for Business, Ms AnellaBissessar were selected to participate in the programme.
From March 6 to March 17, 2023, the two Guyanese teachers were placed at the EdwardP. York High School and the Belmopan Comprehensive High School in Belize. Inaddition to observing the teaching practices, they also engaged the students anddelivered lessons.
Queen’s College Business Education Head of Department Ms Calisiah Richmond engaging students at the Edward P. York High School
Ms Richmond and Ms Bissesar expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Education andCARICOM for the opportunity to enhance their skill set.
Reflecting on her experience, Ms Richmond stated the students were interactive duringteaching sessions and were eager to learn.
Similarly, Ms Bissessar noted that the students were engaged in a hands-on approach tolearning.
Both teachers said the exchange programme provided them with valuable insight intothe best teaching practices used in Belize. This, they said, will help them in the deliveryof lessons to their students at Queen’s College and Zeeburg Secondary School.
The programme which was launched in March 2023, is supported by the EuropeanUnion and aims to provide opportunities for the learning of best practices in theadministration of the regimes of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy.