Department of School Education(DSE)


Office of the Director General

DG, DSE
Karma Tshering
Director General
karma_tshering@moe.gov.bt

Dasho Karma Tshering, Director General, Department of School Education is from Wangchang under Paro Dzongkhag. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Sherubtse College, Kanglung, Trashigang (1883 -1986), Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, Cardiff Business School, University of Wales, UK (1988 – 1989) and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Cardiff Business School, University of Wales, UK (1989 – 1990)

He started his career as Assistant Planning Officer in Royal Institute of Management (1987 – 1991). Later he served as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer from 1992-2001 in the same Institute. In 2001, he was appointed as Deputy Director for National Employment Board, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources and in 2008 he was appointed as Director of the Department of Employment in the same Ministry. Prior to his current position he served as Director General of the Royal Institute of Management.

He is a recipient of the National Silver Medal Award for his contribution in organization of Coronation Ceremony for His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. He has also received Global B-School Leadership Award from World Education Congress, Mumbai 2013. In 2018, he also received Civil Service Silver Medal Award for his dedicated service to the Nation for more than 20 years.


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Choki Wangmo
PA to Director General
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Pema Eden
Admin Assistant
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Sonam Zangmo
Messenger

School Planning and Coordination Division(SPCD)

  1. School Planning
    • Establish, upgrade, downgrade, change names and close schools.
  2. School Reform
    • Implement and review Blueprint.
    • Operationalize and Regulate Autonomous, Central School, TVET, Premier School, STEM School.
  3. Disaster preparedness and response of education system.
  4. Develop, strengthen & implement ICT services in schools (iSherig).
  5. Liasioning and Coordination
    • Regulate and monitor admission of students (cut off point for Class XI & PP admission), and placement of some needy children in schools.
    • Regulate school disciplinary policy and related issues.
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Kinley Gyeltshen
Chief Program Officer
chiefspcd@moe.gov.bt
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Yeshey Lhendup
Dy. Chief Program Officer
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Pem Tshering
Dy. Chief Program Officer
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Pema Wangchuk
Dy. Chief Program Officer

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Tshering Penjor
Dy. Chief Program Officer
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Jamyang Dorji
Sr. Program Officer
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Tshering Penjor
Sr. Program Officer
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Namgay Wangmo
Assistant Program Officer

School Health and Nutrition Division(SHND)

  1. School Feeding Unit
    • Oversee and facilitate the national school feeding program.
    • Ensure timely supply of food items to schools for the smooth functioning of the meals program.
    • Maintain the quality of the food supplied to schools through timely monitoring in collaboration with the Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL).
    • Look after the nutritional status of students and report to the government on the issues of nutrition and suggest the intervention accordingly.
    • Provide support to schools to improve the kitchen and storage facilities through the proper mobilisation of fund in collaboration with donors and other concerned division(s) of the Ministry.
    • Conduct annual trainings to cooks, mess in-charges, focal agriculture teacher (FAT), school health
    • Coordinators, and principals on improving the diet through the integration of knowledge and skills of health, agriculture, nutrition and WASH in liaison with other agencies like Bhutan Agriculture Food and Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), Ministry of Health, Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL) and other relevant agencies.
  2. School Agriculture Program Unit
    • SAP, DoA, MoAF provides technical and funding supports whereas MoE facilitate and provide administrative support and curriculum materials and monitor the programme regularly in schools.
    • SAP at the school level implements the programme with integrated approach liaising with the School Feeding, Health & WASH units.
    • Create awareness among the students on the importance of agriculture in achieving food security, improving health & nutrition status of our students.
    • Liaise with REC and other relevant agencies in developing the curriculum and training materials and co-facilitate the relevant training, seminars or workshops
    • Organise/celebrate the important days of agriculture and food related occasions.
  3. School Health Unit
    • Collaborate with Ministry of Health to facilitate School Health Program in school.
    • Oversee and facilitate the School Health Program in school
    • Ensure Annual Health check-up is carried out in all schools across the country.
    • Ensure micro nutrient supplementation is administered in all schools.
    • Coordinate with Ministry of Health and facilitate timely vaccination in schools.
    • Print and supply Student Health Handbook to all PP students.
    • Collaborate with Ministry of Health and conduct school health coordinators training.
    • Monitor the outbreak that place in school.
    • Collaborate with REC to integrate Life Skills Education and Comprehensive Sexuality Education in the formal curricula.
    • Collaborate with REC to train teachers on the new curriculum.
    • In collaboration with Ministry of Health, RENEW, NUN Foundation, Dratshang Lhentshog, NCWC, review and revise “The Guidebook for Teachers”.
    • With support from relevant stakeholder, train teachers on the revised Guidebook for Teachers”.
    • Monitor the implementation of Life Skills Education and school health program in schools.
    • National School Health Committee Secretariat.
  4. WASH Section
    • Ensure functional and reliable source of safe and sufficient water in schools.
    • Promote and support sufficient and gender segregated toilets.
    • Promote the functional and strategically located hand-washing stations.
    • Coordinate and provide facilities that cater to the entire school, including students with disabilities and special needs on menstruation Hygiene management.
    • Inclusion of hygiene education.
    • Provision of supplementary activities on hygiene promotion.
    • Training of School Health Coordinators.
    • Monitoring of WASH Program in schools.
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Desang Dorji
Dy. Chief Program Officer

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Tashi Namgyel
Dy. Chief Program Officer
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Karma Dechen
Dy. Chief Program Officer
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Sangay Tenzin
Dy. Chief Program Officer

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Deki Tshering
Sr. Program Officer
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Choening Sherab
Sr. Program Officer
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Kuenzang Deki
Nutritionist

Private School

  • Encourage, promote and facilitate the establishment and operation of private schools.
  • Register and regulate private schools with proper monitoring and support services system.
  • Implement government policies related to private schools.
  • Develop, review polices and, rules and regulation pertaining to private schools.
  • Implement scholarship programmes.
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Kinley Gyeltshen
Dy.Chief Program Officer

ECCD & SEN

  1. ECCD
    • Formulation of ECCD policy directive and guideline.
    • Ensure Access and Quality of community ECCD programme.
    • Encourage Private participation in the ECCD programme.
    • Facilitate the supply of learning materials.
    • Facilitate construction of ECCD Centres.
    • Professionalism of ECCD Facilitators.
    • Monitoring and Evaluation of the ECCD programme
  2. SEN
    • Formulation of SEN Policy directive and guideline.
    • Ensure Access and Quality of Special and Inclusive Education Programmes.
    • Supply of Assistive Technology.
    • Facilitate the construction of Inclusive Infrastructure.
    • Capacity building of teachers providing services to Children with Special Needs.
    • Monitoring and Evaluation of the SEN programme.
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Sherab Phuntsho
Chief Program Officer
chiefeccdsen@moe.bt
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Chencho wangdi
Dy. Chief Program Officer
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Karma Gayleg
Dy. Chief Program Officer
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Pema Chogyel
Dy. Chief Program Officer

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Karma Choden
Dy. Chief Program Officer
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Pema Choden
Sr. Program Officer
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Karma Norbu
Program Officer
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Pema Norbu
Program Officer

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Norbu Dema
Admin Assistant

Teacher Professional Service Division(TPSD)

  • Ensure that teachers possess required knowledge, skills, and aptitude (Bhutan Professional Standards for Teachers)
  • Promote continuous learning of teaching professionals.
  • Ensure access and equity of PD for all teaching professionals.
  • Ensure quality assurance of INSET/PD Mode programmes.
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Tashi Lhamo
Chief Progam Officer
chieftpsd@moe.gov.bt
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Tshering Phuntsho
Dy. Chief Program Officer
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Rinchen Dorji
Dy. Chief Program Officer
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Leki Phuntsho
Dy. Chief HRO

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Tshering Dema
Admin Asst

Education Monitoring Division(EMD)

  • Monitoring of implementation of educationalprogrammes through checks on compliance to education policy and directives.
  • Evaluating and assessing the adequacy of facilities of educational institutions and the overall performance of education system to apprise the Ministry.
  • Providing onsite professional support to schools and personnel involved in the design and delivery of educational programmes.
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Phuntsho Lhamo
Chief Education Monitoring Officer
chiefemd@moe.gov.bt
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Rinzin Wangmo
Principal Education Monitoring Officer
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Ugyen Thinley
Principal Education Monitoring Officer

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Karma Kuenphen
Principal Education Monitoring Officer
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Karma Yangchen
Education Monitoring Officer
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Rajan Kumar Kafley
Education Monitoring Officer
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Sherab Tenzin
Education Monitoring Officer

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Sonam Tashi
Education Monitoring Officer
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Thinley Dorji
Education Monitoring Officer
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Yeshey Dorji
Education Monitoring Officer
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Pema Norbu
Education Monitoring Officer

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Singye Sherab
Sr. Program Officer
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Leki Yangdon
Sr. Admin Asst