UB and SPJC sign MOU to provide tertiary level of education in San Pedro

On Friday, February 17th the University of Belize (UB) and the San Pedro Junior College (SPJC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the aim to meet the needs of Belize's development and tourism sector. The signing occurred in the Dean's office at SPJC. Signing the MOU were Mrs. Martha Guerrero, Chairlady for the SPJC and Dr. Gary Fraser, President of UB. The MOU was signed to ensure the delivery of UB's Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management Program at the SPJC.

The first activity of the Body will be to plan a launch for the program in San Pedro to take place in May of this year. This launch will formally introduce the program to the community.

Dean of SPJC, Mr. Gustavo Ellis commented, "The students that complete the course will receive their Bachelor's Degree in Tourism from the University of Belize at the SPJC. We become the facilitating agency, offering a UB Degree. Our main advantage from this partnership with UB is that most if not all our credits from the Junior College will be immediately transferable to the UB Program."

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