Government and the school needs a teacher for mathematics and the Science teacher but that is what not available: PM
After the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) announced the intake vacancy for the Paro and Samtse B. Ed graduate, most of the B. Ed graduates were disappointed. Of the total 417 B.Ed graduate, there are only 182 vacancies that were announced by the RCSC.
During the 14th meet the press session Friday, , Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay said that we are very disappointed, we are very concern that every child we want to ensure that they are employed after spending so many years but the government jobs is not only the option. So far every B. Ed graduate has understood that when they graduate they will get the government job automatically despite of having more than 8500 teacher in the country including the contract teachers for the 1,71,000 students. However, it was also a failure on the part of the government to mislead the graduates.
Lyonchhen said that the teacher-student ratio comes to 1:21. How can the government employ that many more teachers? The government and the school needs a teacher for mathematics and the Science teacher but that is what not available.
This year batch of B. Ed graduates, I met them and I felt the pain, I fell disappoint but it is also my responsibility to be honest them, said the Lyonchhen.
“I don’t want to mislead them, I have told them nobody has guaranteed in terms of job after you have graduated. Nobody has guaranteed a job in the civil service. So, to assume that you are going to get job in the civil service is wrong”, said the Lyonchhen.
Lyonchhen added that could the government has done something three years ago that while recruiting government should have made it clear to them that government would give education till degree but not job guarantee.
Lyonchhen further said that this is something that government could have done three years ago. But on their part, to say that definitely government will employ them would be wrong because they knew the circumstances.
All college students must prepare themselves, going to become extremely challenging now to employ graduates in the civil service. on the government side, we will see where we can create jobs and we have promise to create jobs, its taking time, we need our students and parents also to cooperate to look for jobs. We have to create the environment. So that it becomes easy for our students and graduates to work in the private sector. Again to get self employed, we had also opened up Business Opportunity and Information Centre (BOIC), said the Lyonchhen.
Minister for Agriculture Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji said that students of College of Natural Resources (CNR) had the similar notion that they will also employ in the civil service after the graduation. But I was informing to the CNR that they had already announced to the students when they are taking in, like those who are graduated this year, they started their three years ago, so they have already informed that government job won’t be secured, you have to go through the competition.
He also added that, this year more than 40 graduates were not absorbed by the government.
In adding that Minister for Education, Lyonpo Mingbo Drukpa said that RCSC had used a formula to calculate who are in the system and only from that RCSC had announced the vacancies.