English | Dzongkha Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Dzongkha Standard Testing System is being developed

Testing Dzongkha proficiency of an employee or new recruits for any institution in the country is expected to become easier with the development of the Dzongkha Standard Testing System (DSTS). The new testing system will be similar to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) which is an international standardised test of English language proficiency.

ICT Curriculum for Classes PP-12 from 2021

The education ministry will be introducing a revised ICT curriculum for students of classes PP to 12 beginning 2021 academic session. The Royal Education Council will be developing and revising the curriculum next year.

Verification of relics in Trongsa

Thefts and robberies of relics or artefacts in the country are on the rise every year. Therefore, the Department of Culture is verifying and maintaining the database for the relics of all Lhakhangs in Trongsa this time. It is to properly preserve and protect the items.

Wangdue dzong reconstruction works progressing well

The ongoing reconstruction works of Wangdue Phodrang Dzong is progressing well as per the plan. With more than 70 per cent of the works completed, the project is expected to complete on its target year of 2022.

Drugyel Dzong reconstruction on track

The reconstruction project of Drugyel Dzong in Paro is well on track with more than half of the works achieved. At present, with the current progress, it is around six months ahead of the December 2022 deadline.

Youths attend training on Podcasting

Some 20 youths presented their podcasts on various issues such as mental health, entrepreneurial hardships and gaming addiction in an exhibition in Thimphu yesterday. The exhibition was a result of a week-long training provided by Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy (BCMD) on podcasting titled ‘Dha Rei Na ba’ or Nowadays.

Warmer classrooms in Merag Pry School

The classrooms of Merag Primary School in Trashigang are now warmer and students look forward to attending their regular classes despite the beginning of the cold winter season. This is because all the classrooms have wall-mounted panel heaters installed.

Bhutan out from AFC U-16 Championship

The Bhutanese U-16 football team bows out of the AFC U-16 Championship 2020 Qualifiers contention as they were beaten 3-0 by Bangladesh yesterday.

Local designers exhibit their products after a training

To promote Bhutanese cultural sustainability by integrating traditional weaving, embroidery, and tailoring skills with contemporary product development and design, the Royal Textile Academy (RTA) organised three months long training for local designers. The designers showcased their products at the RTA gallery yesterday. Her Majesty the Queen Mother Sangay Choden Wangchuck graced the event.

Puen Nye Thuenlam welfare scheme gains momentum among students

The Puen Nye Thuenlam Welfare Scheme is growing popular among the students across the country since its start in 2017. The scheme, which is run by two brothers, is an arrangement where the families of the members or the beneficiaries are awarded a Semso fund for a minimal investment in an event of a loss of life.

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