Ly­onch­hen re­minds the teach­ers to pro­vide the best education

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Phuentshol­ing : Ly­onch­hen Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay in­ter­acts with the par­tic­i­pants of Cen­tral School Im­mer­sion Pro­gramme - Bi­en­nial DEO Con­fer­ence themed ‘re­form­ing education through school em­pow­er­ment’ at Phuentshol­ing Higher Sec­ondary School last Mon­day. Cit­ing the ad­van­tages Bhutanese ed­u­ca­tors have in this present day, Ly­onch­hen in­formed that the teacher-stu­dent ra­tio in the coun­try is one of the best in the world. The 1:20 ra­tio is a fan­tas­tic fig­ure, he said, and the education sys­tem com­prises of 28% of the coun­try’s pop­u­la­tion in­clu­sive of teach­ers and stu­dents. In all of his gewog vis­its, the Prime Min­is­ter has been en­cour­ag­ing the par­ents and fam­ily mem­bers of stu­dents to sup­port the teach­ers and ac­tively par­tic­i­pate in their schools’ man­age­ment. He stressed that, at home or in schools, both par­ents and teach­ers were equally re­spon­si­ble for their chil­dren’s up­bring­ing. To a gath­er­ing of 128 dzongkhag education of­fi­cers, prin­ci­pals, teach­ers and of­fi­cials from the Royal Education Coun­cil and Min­istry of Education, His Ex­cel­lency urged them to be mind­ful of their sig­nif­i­cant re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and to en­sure that their chil­dren be pro­vided with the best education. If there arise a need for re­forms and im­prove­ments on the ex­ist­ing school sys­tem, Ly­onch­hen stated that th­ese is­sues would be ac­cord­ingly looked into and nec­es­sary poli­cies would be put in place en­hance the schools’ per­for­mance. While study­ing in cen­tral schools, His Ex­cel­lency as­sured, chil­dren would have ac­cess to qual­ity education, nu­tri­tious food and bet­ter ac­com­mo­da­tion. To the prin­ci­pals, Ly­onch­hen in­sisted that they learn about the im­por­tance of nutri­tion and that they must per­son­ally in­spect and mon­i­tor the daily meals pro­vided to the school chil­dren. “Nutri­tion is very im­por­tant for a child’s growth and de­vel­op­ment. Im­bibe the cul­ture of ‘clean­li­ness’ in all of our schools. Dis­ci­pline must be up­held at all costs. Make sure our stu­dents are well-be­haved, hard­work­ing and ful­fill­ing their com­mit­ments. Value-based education teaches about ev­ery­thing a child should grow up to be. ‘Nang­pai Ch­hoe’ is there­fore a very im­por­tant mod­ule. Teach our chil­dren about our sa­cred sovereignty and how our King­dom has stead­fastly pro­tected and strength­ened it over the cen­turies.”

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