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.
The ministry presented the ICT Flagship programme of Digitizing Schools at the Prime Minister’s office yesterday.
Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering proposed the education ministry to fast track the introduction of ICT classes to students in grade PP to three from the next academic session.
Accordingly, the ministry will be introducing basic ICT skills to students of grade PP to three in schools with IT infrastructure from next year.
For the schools without IT infrastructure, the ministry will ready by the end of 2020. As of today, 10 per cent of primary schools have IT lab and all secondary schools have at least one computer lab.
Currently, students in grade four to 10 study basic ICT skills as a compulsory subject, one class every week.
The government has allocated a little over Nu 1bn for the Digitization of Schools Flagship programme in the 12th Five Year Plan.
The Digitization of Schools Flagship Programme intends to build globally competent citizens for the 21st century and beyond.
Sonam Pem & Phub Gyem