Bhutan Ed­u­ca­tion Blue­print

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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.

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