Tshering Delma

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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Government provides relief to SMU students

Thousands of Bhutanese graduates from Sikkim Manipal University’s (SMU) have had an uncertain future ever since the university started mentioning ‘Directorate of Distance Education,’ on the graduation certificates as of 2016. The problem is that correspondent or distant learning degrees are not recognized as a standard academic qualification to say …

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Using the ground to save electricity bills

A baseline study conducted in 2012 reported that buildings in Bhutan consumed 52,707 metric tonnes of oil, nearly 16% of the total energy consumption, of which nearly 60% was estimated to be thermal energy. This is expected to increase over the years due to change in lifestyle of residents where …

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Energy efficient lighting can save Bhutan Nu 142 mn a year

Research studies indicate that in developing countries up to 86 percent of electricity produced is consumed for lighting purposes. Applying more efficient lighting systems could therefore lead to huge energy savings and reduction in carbon dioxide. In partnership with universities in Finland, Greece, France and Nepal and co funded by …

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Review says Central Schools doing better than other schools

An independent review carried out by the school planning and coordination division for central and autonomous schools says that central and autonomous schools have instilled significant good practices compared to non central schools. “The story from central schools says that there is an improvement in academic achievement,” said education minister …

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