The responsibility for education in Belize is shared
between the state and the church, and most schools are run
by the church with state support. It is compulsory 8-year
primary school from the children is 6 years. Public schools
are free, but parents have to pay for books and extras.
Almost 100% of children start primary school. The
language of instruction is English, Spanish is the first
foreign language. It creates problems because many of the
children have Spanish or a Mayan language as their mother
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About. 50% of children attend high school, which is 4
years old. After high school, one can either choose 2-year
junior college, which gives the right to study, or one can
choose 2-year vocational education. There is one university.
About. 30% of the population over the age of 15 is
Belmopan, capital of the Central American state of Belize; 13,900 residents
(2010). A hurricane ravaged the then capital of Belize City in 1961, and it was
decided to build a new government city at a safe distance from the coast.
A location in the country's geographical center was chosen, and here a
tropical rainforest area was cleared in the following years.
The city was built with the help of the United Kingdom and was inaugurated as
a government city in 1970. It is planned to accommodate 40,000 homes, but the
framework is not filled at all.
Belize City is still the center of the country. many of the government office
employees commute 80 km from here to Belmopan every day.