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