The Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR) is looking into shortening the number of days for the National Graduates’ Orientation Programme (NGOP) and also how it can be made more substantive and useful to the graduates.
The Minister, MoLHR, Ngeema Sangay Tshempo, during the monthly Meet-the-Press session said the ministry is assimilating the feedback on how to improve the NGOP from the graduates along with recommendations and several informal talks with the executive committee members on the need to make it more effective. “This year, we have more thematic issues to problems, but ministry has given more room for interaction with graduates.”
NGOP is held to orient the graduates on the plans, policies, and output of the government and to give a platform to interact with the nation’s leaders.
Lyonpo Ngeema Sangay Tshempo said the ministry faces a lot of difficulties, such as space and logistic constraints, due to the increasing number of graduates each year. He said this is the reason why the opposition party members cannot be a part of NGOP. He said the ministry had to squeeze several ministries and departments so as to maximize the interaction session with the graduates.
“There should be more talks on government issues and policies rather than political issues. If we include one party to deliver talk in NGOP then the ministry should give the opportunity to all the parties to give talks in NGOP where it becomes very difficult for ministry due to time constraint.” said Lyonpo Ngeema Sangay Tshempo.
The ministry aims improve the interaction between the ministries and agencies and the graduates attending NGOP in the years to come.