The Ministry of Education signed the PISA-D agreement during the annual education conference on Friday. The international assessment program will allow Bhutan to see how Bhutan’s schools compare with those of other countries.
Lyonchhen said that with Bhutan joining PISA-D as member, he wants Bhutanese students to excel in this program. “For this to happen both teacher and student must work hard in the next two year”, Lyonchhen said at the Closing Ceremony of 18th National Education Conference in Phuntsholing this late evening.
Lyonchhen informed the gathering that the teachers make the top 19% of the graduates recruited into the civil service and that the teacher to student ratio is 1 is to 19 in the government schools and 1 is to 15 in primary schools. “There is no reason for us not to excel in PISA-D” Lyonchhen added.