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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Deputy Chief Education Officer (Services Areas)

Dr. Neulin Villanueva DEPUTY CHIEF EDUCATION OFFICERMINISTRY OF EDUCATION, CULTURE, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Education 2012 Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (Educational Leadership and Higher Education Specialization)-University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA 2011 School Improvement Specialist Certificate-University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA 1998 Master of Education in Secondary Education (Concentration: Educational Leadership Concentration)-University of North Florida, Jacksonville, …

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Chief Education Officer

Ms. Yolanda Gongora CHIEF EDUCATION OFFICERMINISTRY OF EDUCATION, CULTURE, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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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Senior Management

Senior Management team Mrs. Dian Maheia   View Profile Ms. Yolanda Gongora   View Profile Dr. Neulin Villanueva Education Services View Profile Mrs. Cecilia Smith Education Centers View Profile

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

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.

Mission

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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