DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

ASSL 2011 reports low performance of Bhutanese students

Bhutan’s Annual Status of Student Learning (ASSL) 2011 showed low performance by students compared to ASSL 2008. Students from governments schools in Bhutan performed lower than the international average in all classes and subjects tested. The ASSL 2011 brought out by a collaboration of Royal Education Council (REC), Ministry of …

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PDP and DPT settle their liabilities

Yesterday, the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) reported on the financial status and accounts of the two registered parties, the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). A happy Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), Dasho Kunzang Wangdi was pleased to announce that both parties had settled its liabilities …

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Rarity in disparity – a play for numbers for now

The next big Elections is just around the bend, registration is a lifeline for the new (unregistered) parties, candidates are an elusive lot or just unavailable and invisible. Parties old and new are however calm behind their ‘strategies’ and big speeches Aspiring political parties are no doubt raring to go …

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