About MoECST

Deputy Chief Education Officer (District Education Centers)

Mrs. Cecilia Ramirez-Smith DEPUTY CHIEF EDUCATION OFFICERMINISTRY OF EDUCATION, CULTURE, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Education 2019 – Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership – Education Systems & Schools (doctoral student) – University of the West Indies Open Campus 2008 – 2010 Master of Education – Teacher Education (distinction) – The University of the West Indies 2002

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Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Dian Maheia CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERMINISTRY OF EDUCATION, CULTURE, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Biography Dian Castillo Maheia (Mrs.) has spent her life in and around schools in one way or the other. She was raised by a single mother who was a teacher and then a principal, and without ever planning to do so, she found

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Policy Objectives

Policy Objectives Increase the capacity of the MoECST to respond efficiently and effectively to the needs of students and the nation by rationalizing, modernizing and restructuring its services and organizational model. Achieve greater value for money through finance reform that assures equitable access to funding for students in need, incentivizes quality teaching and leadership and

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Vision The Education System of Belize will be inclusive, accessible, equitable, of high quality, technologically-driven and capable of fostering the development of good, productive citizens.

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mission The Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology (MoECST) of Belize is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that all Belizeans are given an opportunity to acquire those knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for their own personal development and for full and active participation in the development of the nation.

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Minister of State

Hon. Dr. Louis Zabaneh MINISTER OF STATE in EDUCATION, CULTURE, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Member of the House of Representatives for Belize (Dangriga) Economist and Educator Education Rockford College, Illinois1989BA. Business Administration and Economics Clemson University , South Carolina1994M.S. Economics(Specialization : International Economics) Clemson University, South Carolina1999Ph.D. Applied Economics(Specialization : International Economics) Western Kentucky University (Bowling

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