Gov­ern­ment is cre­at­ing job op­por­tu­ni­ties for the con­tract teach­ers

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Dur­ing the ques­tion and hour ses­sion in the na­tional as­sem­bly last Fri­day, rep­re­sen­ta­tive from Pan­bang, MP Dorji Wangdi ques­tioned to the min­istry of labour and hu­man re­sources about the gov­ern­ment’s strate­gies and plans to ad­dress the em­ploy­ment is­sues of the present con­tract teach­ers, com­mu­nity teach­ers also for the new batch of uni­ver­sity grad­u­ates of 2015.

In re­spond­ing to the ques­tions, to solve the teacher short­ages, Min­is­ter for Labour and Hu­man Re­sources, Ly­onpo Ny­eema San­gay Tshempo said that con­tract teach­ers were re­cruited as and when there were short­ages of teacher in the coun­try.

Ly­onpo said that as of now there are 213 uni­ver­sity grad­u­ates and an­other 343 were class twelve grad­u­ates as con­tract teach­ers. Out of 213 uni­ver­sity grad­u­ates 70 con­tract teach­ers will have their con­tract pe­riod ex­pir­ing by next year.

Since the gov­ern­ment has a great con­cerned on th­ese is­sues, Ly­onpo said that when the con­tract term is over, the min­istry is plan­ning to cre­ate and pro­vide em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for them.

For the en­tire con­tract teach­ers they have 2-3 years of teach­ing expe- ri­ence and will dis­cuss with the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion to pro­vide cer­tifi­cates to be el­i­gi­ble for the teacher train­ing li­cense. As the teacher li­cense is re­quired in other coun­tries, so if they have, they will have the op­por­tu­nity to seek em­ploy­ment in other coun­try as well.

Ly­onpo fur­ther said that min­istry is dis­cussing with Royal In­sti­tute of Man­age­ment (RIM) for teacher knowl­edge test cer­tifi­cates so that they will get em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­nity in other coun­try.

Be­sides that, Ly­onpo also said that there are many other em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­nity pro­grams for uni­ver­sity grad­u­ates which is pro­vided by the Min­istry of Labour and Hu­man Re­sources like Guar­an­teed Em­ploy­ment Pro­gram (GEP), where they will get monthly of Nu.11,200, where Nu.7,500 will be paid by min­istry and re­main­ing Nu.3,750 will be paid by em­ploy­ing agen­cies.

While send­ing as over­seas em­ploy­ment, min­istry gives more op­por­tu­nity to the uni­ver­sity grad­u­ates. He also cited that a batch of uni­ver­sity grad­u­ate which con­sists of 148 will be send­ing to Kuwait as sales as­so­ciates since their two months train­ing is over, said the Ly­onpo.

Ly­onpo fur­ther added that min­istry is also pro­vid­ing train­ing for the uni­ver­sity grad­u­ates to en­hance the skill by the uni­ver­sity grad­u­ate to get em­ployed in within the coun­try or in any coun­tries.

Even for the new batch of uni­ver­sity grad­u­ates, Ly­onpo said that they are con­cern­ing for the up­com­ing batch and they are cre­at­ing job op­por­tu­nity for them, said the Ly­onpo.

Mean­while, Ly­onpo also said that for the self em­ploy­ment, they have pro­gram that min­istry will sign­ing Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing (MoU) with Busi­ness Op­por­tu­nity and In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre (BOiC) and will pro­vide loan and sup­port to the youths who wanted to avail loan to start the busi­ness.

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