Bhutan Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering and education minister J.B Rai had a meeting with principals and proprietors of private higher secondary schools from across the country in Thimphu, the national capital of Bhutan, on Monday.
It also mentions: “Prime minister urged the private schools to raise their standard and assured that government is ready to help them in every possible way.”
The Bhutan PM reiterated that the perception that brighter students preferring to study in government schools must change by working together, said the report.
It has also been reported that the Prime Minister will meet with the principals and proprietors of private schools twice a year to discuss and receive feedback to improve the quality of education.
Apart from that, the meeting saw discussion on enrolment of class 10 passed students in private schools.
While uploading a picture of the meeting with principals and owners of private higher secondary schools in the national capital on his Twitter handle, the Bhutan PM stated: “Meeting the Principals and Owners of Private Higher Secondary Schools to discuss way forward in our education system.”
— PM Bhutan (@PMBhutan) February 4, 2019
Last year, a total of 12,033 students passed Bhutan Certificate of Secondary Examination and the government says it will provide scholarships to 4,225 class 10 passed students to study in various private schools.
However, the Opposition party during recent press conference said the move of the government will compromise the quality of education and will have a huge financial burden on the government.