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University Of Belize Comes To San Pedro

– Press Release – What is education some people may ask? Among the varied definitions it is the systematic imparting and acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes and aptitudes aimed at improving the quality of life of individuals. And this is exactly what San Pedro High set out to accomplish when it opened its doors in 1971. To further its mission in education San Pedro High became the sister organization to San Pedro Junior College which was founded in 2000.

Now in its eleventh year of operation, San Pedro Junior College has accomplished another milestone by bringing University education to San Pedro. This is so by the implementation of a Bachelor’s program that will offer a degree in tourism administration. On Friday, January 20, 2012, The University of Belize (U.B) opened its doors to 25 students who proudly enrolled for this historic program in education.

President of San Pedro Junior College, Mr. Angel Nunez, expressed great satisfaction in this milestone for the junior college. He also expressed much appreciation for the Honorable Manuel Heredia, Area Representative who is patronizing the program with a $40,000 contribution which has helped to minimize costs of the program to about $7,000 and also directly impacted some students in affording to take the course. Honorable Heredia presented the first check of $10,000 in December 2011, and followed up with a second check on January 18, 2012. President of San Pedro Junior College urges all participants to take full advantage of the program and to make all the necessary sacrifices to make the program a success.

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