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Environmental Science to be an optional subject for class 11 students

Karma Wangdi, Gelegphu
Jan 7 2016

Environmental Science to be an optional subject for class 11 students By next year, class 11 students in the country can choose to study Environmental Science. The education ministry is in the process of developing a text book on environmental science as an optional subject.

Eighteen teachers from across the country and officials from the Royal Education Council met at Gelegphu Higher Secondary School to develop the textbook.

Royal Education Council’s Curriculum Specialist, Wangpo Tenzin said the importance of environment is tied with the philosophy of Gross National Happiness.Environmental Science to be an optional subject for class 11 students-

“As of now, we have been providing an education based on traditional subjects.” Wangpo Tenzin said some start has been made to diversify the curriculum from the 10th five years plan onward. “Diversification of curriculum is to ensure the students have the choice to select their own subject.” He said the other reason is to build carrier opportunities for students.

The curriculum involves both global and national elements on environment.

The three-week long Writers’ Environmental Science Workshop ended yesterday.

1 Comment for “Environmental Science to be an optional subject for class 11 students”

  1. Awakening

    I wish Agriculture science,carpentry,cookery, mechanic for auto ect to be included as subject.So that more skilled labourer enter job market.For this subjects employability rate are very high.Most of subjects we study is geared for office work which in fact is already saturated…

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