Education minister concludes eastern tour

The Prime focus of the tour was on quality education

After winning the general elections this year and following the first session of the second Parliament, Education Minister Mingbo Dukpa made his first trip to the east as part of his constituency visit which included stops at various schools across eight dzongkhags. The 17-day tour concluded on December 17 with the national day celebration in Samdrup Jongkhar.

Lyonpo said his visit in the east was mainly for “familiarization and close interaction with the people in the field, but most importantly, focused on quality of education in Bhutan.”

During the tour, Lyonpo met with teachers, heads of schools, Dzongdas, Gups and the public. The entourage also stopped at various lhakhangs, and joined the people of Wooling in Samdrup Jongkhar to observe the Wooling Tshechu.

Lyonpo, on December 8, also inaugurated the Karmaling Middle Secondary School in Samdrupchhoeling under Samdrup Jongkhar.

He also discussed various issues with teachers and the public during meetings. However, Lyonpo said he didn’t encounter any major issues that needed immediate action.

“Quality of education was stressed upon during every visit in the schools at the individual level, talking with every student,” Lyonpo said.

Lyonpo also took the opportunity during his visits to share and discuss the upcoming Teacher HR Policy, a strategy and guideline of the education ministry that will ensure improvement of overall quality of education by enhancing remunerations of teachers and expanding training opportunities.

Lyonpo also distributed copies of the recently published book “11.11.11”, a tribute to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and highlighted its importance at every school he visited.

During his constituency visit in Deothang-Gomdar, Samdrup Jongkhar, the people asked Lyonpo on the progress of pledges made by the government, to which Lyonpo assured that the government will try their best to fulfill every promise, and thanked the people of his constituency for their support and for believing in him.

The tour kicked off from the capital on December 2 covering eight dzongkhags- Bumthang, Trongsa, Lhuentse, Mongar, Trashiyangtse, Trashigang, Pemagatshel and Samdrup Jongkhar.

The tour concluded with meetings with the people of his constituency and Samdrup Jongkhar where Lyonpo graced the National Day celebrations on December 17.

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