Bhutan Education Blueprint
Bhutan Education Blueprint (20142024) is a step taken by the Ministry of Education to improve the education system of Bhutan within 10 years was launch in the capital last Tuesday.
Education Minister Lyonpo Mingbo Dukpa addressing the gathering said that education unlike constructions and hydropower projects require longer time to progress. “Education is continues process” and the process needs to be continuously improved because stopping of improvement will lead to decline in education and there will be no compromises made with the quality of education in Bhutan. The Launch of the Blueprint is the roadmap to transform education progress in Bhutan as fast as possible but the map prepared for time limit of 10 years. The meeting was also held with the thought to include active contribution of the media for next century.
The meeting was just a “web launch” and the blue print will be launched during the National day. . Lyonpo said that the draft will be put up online for a week to get public’s comment and questions then the real blue print will be out. He also added that the data will be transparent enough to be reviewed by all for free and open consultation, from people within the country and outside, and media is a great network to spread awareness
Lyonnpo said that the present exercise of creat- ing Blueprint is to review the set target inclined with 2020. It is an effort to build strength and good education system, to improve if required and add if missing, and also that this exercise is one of a kind. There will also be school reform initiative programs where there will be establishment of large central school, fully well staffed, autonomous, fully boarding, good food (no comprise on nutrition for physical and mental growth of the students) and uniforms and sport wears. He said that it is an initiative to “build a happy place” for students as well as teachers and staffs, and will be owned by the community.
Lyanpo said that there have been success stories in other countries and Bhutan is confident too. The ultimate expectation is to bring educational improvement in next 10 years; and if the exercise works then department of education is reviewing to replicate it again for school’s education; and he expects full cooperation of media.