About Us

History

The Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU) is a legally registered and recognized union representing teachers and unemployed persons of educational institutions at all levels in the country of Belize.

Before July 1970, there were two separate teachers’ organizations known as the British Honduras Union of Teachers’ (BHUT) and the Catholic Education Association (CEA). On July 20 1970, The teachers of Belize felt the need to have one union of teachers and so the Catholic Education Association was dissolved and its members were amalgamated to the BHUT. The new body was then known as the National Teacher’ Union (NTU). In 1976, a new constitution was adopted and the name of our union was changed to its present name of Belize National Teachers’ Union (BNTU).

Union Prayer

Adopted from St. Francis of Assisi

Lord Make us channels of your peace
Where there is hatred, let us show love.
Where there is injury, your pardon, Lord.
Where there is doubt, true faith in you.
Where there is despair in life, let us bring hope.
Where there is darkness only light.
Where there is sadness ever joy.
For it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
It is in giving to all men that we receive,
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

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