English | Dzongkha Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Water project in Guma Gewog completes

Celebrating a significant milestone in the De-suung National Service Water Project, the Pilot Project in Guma Gewog in Punakha was inaugurated on 25 September 2021.

Miss Bhutan Pageant back after more than a decade

Once again, the ramp will come to life with glamour. After more than a decade, Miss Bhutan Beauty Pageant is back. This year’s edition of the event is going to be organised in October. And an overwhelming number of participants are readying for the event.

BCSE records worst ever PE performance this year

The Bhutan Civil Service Examination recorded the worst ever performance in the Preliminary Examination (PE) 2021. Just a little over 26 per cent of the candidates passed the PE this time.

Board Examinations postponed to February next year

The education ministry has postponed the board examination to February next year. The exams will be conducted from 14 till 28th February. The ministry announced it yesterday through a notification.  The Board Examination is usually held from 1st to 13th December.

Opening doors to employment

Training could be a gateway to lots of opportunities. And this is exactly what the participants of the recent Capacity Development Training for Youth in Gelegphu consider. Themed ‘Choose your Pathway’, the five-day training familiarized some 30 participants on basic soft skills to hunt for employment.

Students of Samtse HSS developed 11 mobile applications as part of hackathon

Despite coding or computer programming being a recently introduced topic in the Bhutanese education system, it has received a good response from the students. For instance, in Samtse, barely a year since the introduction of coding, students of Samtse Higher Secondary School developed about 11 mobile applications as part of their hackathon event this year.

Y-PEER course go online

Youth Peer Education Network or Y-PEER Bhutan officially launched its courses online. It means interested young people will now have better access to learn and advocate about adolescent reproductive and sexual health and other youth-related issues. Functioning under the education ministry, Y-PEER Bhutan is the largest youth network in the country.  

Lack of ICT facilities affect implementation of New Normal Curriculum

The education ministry’s New Normal Curriculum from this academic session has been one of the biggest reforms in ages in the education system. Using ICT infrastructure, the new curriculum aims to go beyond textbooks and classrooms, and also maintain uninterrupted teaching and learning. However, the change is not without shortcomings.

Traditional musicians to be certified as professionals

Traditional musicians can now get certified as professionals in the country. This comes after the heritage education and professional development centre at the Paro College of Education in collaboration with labour ministry started recognizing musicians with national certificates this year.

Restoring the lost forest, hundreds of scouts planted oak saplings at Wangditse

In an initiative to restore the forest lost to a forest fire, more than a hundred young scouts volunteered to plant oak saplings at Wangditse today. The volunteers under the project Wangditse will also nurture the tree saplings for the next three years. 

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