Tshering Delma

Prioritizing Education with 18 % of Budget

Considering that education is one of the most important tools for nation building 18% of this year’s budget has been allocated for education the Prime Minister said. While 100 percent net enrolment has been achieved, the establishment of additional central schools and Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) centre are …

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RAA points the loop hole in nutrition supply in schools

The Royal Audit Authority has pointed out some major shortcomings and deficiencies in the management of the school feeding program (SFP) which was failing to meet the dietary needs of the school children as developed and prescribed by the education ministry. “Poor nutrition and nutrient deficiencies among children particularly school …

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First Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Bhutan from next year

The Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) will offer bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering (ME) from July next year at the Jigme Namgyal Engineering College (JNEC) in Dewathang, Samdrup Jongkhar. As of now mechanical engineering is offered only at a diploma level. The first mechanical engineering diploma course was started in …

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NRDCL’s profit halves in 2016 compared to 2015

The net profit of the natural resources development corporation (NRDCL), that supplies sand, stone and timber, dropped by almost half to Nu 7.8 million in 2016 from the previous year according to its annual report. In 2015 its net profit was Nu.15.7 million. According to the report this was mainly …

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Real problems are in non-central schools: Education Minister

At the NA’s question hour session yesterday, education minister Norbu Wangchuk defended the government’s central school policy, which a opposition MP described as a failure that was affecting students’ wellbeing and education quality. Panbang MP Dorji Wangdi said the re-introduction of central schools was done in a hasty and haphazard …

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Dalbari- Lhamoizingkha road construction to be completed by 2019

At the friday NA question answer session opposition member Yeshey Zimba questioned the government on when the delayed Dalbari-Lhamoizingkha road would be completed, the cost implications and compensation to contractors. “The case with one of the construction companies is still unresolved and it might take 2 or more years from …

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Workload program contributing to teacher shortage

Bhutan and India came together this week using creative legal interpretations to save BBIN, which as a result, allows the other three countries to go ahead as Bhutan take’s its time sorting out the many concerns and issues. This cooperation is not surprising, given the close and friendly ties between …

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