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Name: Mr. Juan Vargas
Address: MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SPORTS
Belomopan
Phone: (501) 8-20793/22329
Fax: (501) 8- 23389
E-mail: educate@btl.net



EDUCATION FOR ALL IN THE CARIBBEAN: ASSESSMENT 2000
COUNTRY REPORT: BELIZE
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SPORTS
BELMOPAN
BELIZE
TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS
LIST OF TABLES
LIST OF ACRONYMS
PART 1: DESCRIPTIVE SECTION
INTRODUCTION
1. EFA Goals and Targets
1.1 Expansion of Early Childhood Education and Development
1.2 Universal Primary Education
1.3 Improvement of Learning Achievement
1.4 Adult Literacy
1.5 Expansion in Provision of Basic Education and Training in Essential Skills
1.6 Education for Better Living Made Available Through All Education Channels
2. EFA Strategy and/or Plan of Action
2.1 Early Childhood Care and Development
2.2 Universal Primary Education
2.3 Improvement of Learning Environment
2.4 Adult Literacy
2.5 Expansion of Provisions for Basic Education and Training in Essential Skills
2.6 Education for Better Living
3. EFA Decision-Making and Management
4. Co-operation in EFA
5. Investment in EFA since 1990
PART II: ANALYTIC SECTION
6. Progress Toward Goals and Targets
        Progress Toward Goals and Targets: cont. 1
       Progress Toward Goals and Targets: cont. 2
       Progress Toward Goals and Targets: cont.  3
7. Effectiveness of EFA Strategy, Plans and Programmes
8. Main Problem Encountered and Anticipated
9. Public Awareness, Political Will and National Capabilities
10. General Assessment of Progress and Prospects

               LIST OF TABLES

   
Table 1 Recurrent and Capital Expenditure for Education  -1990/91; 1993/94 and 1998/99
Table 2 Number of Primary Schools and Enrollment
Table 3 Number of Pre-Schools by District by Management – 1994-95
Table 4
Number of Pre-Schools by Management by Urban/Rural Location – 1994-95 
Table 5 Number of Pre-Schools by District by Management – 1996-97
Table 6
Number of Pre-Schools by Management by Urban/Rural Location – 1996-97 21
Table 7 Number of Pre-Schools by District by Management – 1997-98
Table 8
Number of Pre-Schools by Management by Urban/Rural Location – 1997-98 
Table 9 Primary School Gross Enrollment
Table 10 Number of Primary Schools by District
Table 11 Primary School Enrollment by Gender by Grade – 1995-96
Table 12
Repetition by Gender and Grade for G & GA Primary Schools - 1993-94 
Table 13
Repetition by Gender and Grade for G & GA Primary Schools - 1994-95
Table 14
Dropouts by Gender and Grade for G & GA Primary Schools - 1994-95 26
Table 15
Dropouts by Gender and Grade for G & GA Primary Schools - 1993-94 26
Table 16 Literacy Rate by District
Table 17 Secondary School Transition Rate by Gender by District – 1995-96

  
LIST OF ACRONYMS

AEU Assessment and Evaluation Unit
BEST Belize Enterprise for Sustained Technology
BJAT Belize Junior Achievement Test
BNSE Belize National Selection Examination
BPEDP Belize Primary Education Development Project
BUFY Belizean United for Youth
CEO Chief Education Officer
CET Centre for Employment Training
CSIE Case Study Impact Evaluation
CSO CSO Central Statistical Office
DCEO Deputy Chief Education Officer
DEC District Education Centre
DEOs District Education Officers
DflD Department for International Development
ECD Early Childhood Development
EDC Education Development Centre
EFA Education for Al
ESS Education Sector Strategy
G Government
GA Government-Aided
GoB Government of Belize
IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
LCB LCB Literacy Council of Belize
MoES MoES Ministry of Education and Sports
NCE NCE National Council for Education
NGOs NGOs Non-Government Organisations
ODA ODA Overseas Development Administration
PAHO PAHO Pan-American Health Organisation
QADS QADS Quality Assurance Development Services
SPEAR SPEAR Society for the Promotion Education and Research
UNESCO UNESCO United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
UNHCR UNHCR United Nations High Commission for Refugees
UNICEFF UNICEF United Nations Childrens Fund
VTTU VTTU Vocational Technical Training Unit
YMCA YMCA Young Men Christian Association
YMCA YWCA Young Women Christian Association