Vision & Mission
The Ministry of Education presently is focused on achieving the following Objectives:
Lyonpo Jai Bir Rai is the present Minister for Education. Under his leadership, the Ministry has embarked on significant educational reforms and initiatives. Some of the initiatives include the following:
Establishment of 60 full-residential schools called central schools aimed at raising the quality of education especially for children who otherwise had to walk to schools for hours daily.
Embarked on important initiative to raise the teacher competency and morale by creating a sustained strategy to provide 80 hours of professional development training every year to all teachers. The ministry also reviewed the teacher workload and decided to work towards engaging teachers for only 18 hours contact teaching a week. The ministry also embarked on an initiative to provide Masters degree to teachers so that every teacher in the future would have a minimum of a Masters qualification.
Introduced drama and performing arts into the school program with the reintroduction of Shakespeare plays in the curriculum. A nation wide drama competition was initiated which culminated to the National drama festival.
Initiated fortified rice program in all feeding schools. The fortified rice which contains 8 minerals and micro nutrients benefits thousands of school children which is now targeted to reach all students in the country.e country.