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Department of School Education (DSE)


Director General’s Office

  • Provide wholesome education to be innovative, creative, and enterprising
  • Provide educational services and maintenance of service standards.
  • Monitor educational programmes, evaluate and assess performances of education system and adequacy of facilities
  • Monitor implementation of educational programmes through checks on compliance to education policy and directives
  • Ensure access to inclusive quality education.
  • Provide support to teachers for continuous enhancement of teaching and learning competencies
  • Improve health and well-being of school children
  • Enhance access and quality of ECCD program.
  • To strengthen disaster preparedness and response of the education system
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Karma Tshering
Director General


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Choki Wangmo
PA to DG
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Pema Yuden
Admin Assistant
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Sonam Zangmo
Messenger

Teacher Professional Support 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 Program Officer

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Leki Phuntsho
Dy. Chief HRO
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Tshering Phuntsho
Dy. Chief PO
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Rinchen Dorji
Dy. Chief PO

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Tshering Dema
Admin Assistant

School Health & Nutrition Division(SHND)

    To promote the health and nutritional status of students to produce healthy children who are ready to learn

  • Provide students with basic nutritional requirements of meals coupled with nutrition education.
  • Promote optimum health status and lifestyles for all students through the joint efforts of the government, home, school, and the community.

  1. School Feeding Unit
  2. School Agriculture Unit
  3. School Health Unit
    • WASH Section

  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 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 schoo
    • 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”
      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 PO
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Karma Dechen
Dy. Chief PO
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Tashi Namgyel
Dy. Chief PO
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Deki Tshering
Sr. PO


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Kunzang Deki
Nutritionist

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Choening Sherab
Sr.PO

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Sangay Tenzin
Sr.PO

ECCD & SEN

  1. Formulation of ECCD policy directive and guideline.
  2. Ensure Access and Quality of community ECCD programme.
  3. Encourage Private participation in the ECCD programme.
  4. Facilitate the supply of learning materials.
  5. Facilitate construction of ECCD Centres.
  6. Professionalism of ECCD Facilitators.
  7. Monitoring and Evaluation of the ECCD programme

  1. Formulation of SEN Policy directive and guideline.
  2. Ensure Access and Quality of Special and Inclusive Education Programmes.
  3. Supply of Assistive Technology
  4. Facilitate the construction of Inclusive Infrastructure
  5. Capacity building of teachers providing services to Children with Special Needs.
  6. Monitoring and Evaluation of the SEN programme.
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Sherub Phuntsho
Chief Program Officer

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Karma Gayleg
Dy. Chief PO
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Pema Chhogyel
Dy.Chief PO
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Chencho Wangdi
Dy. Chief PO

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Karma Norbu
PO

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Pema Norbu
PO

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Pema Choden
PO

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Norbu Dema
Admin Assistant

Education Monitoring Division(EMD)

  • Monitoring of implementation of educational programmes 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

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Sherab Tenzin
EMO I
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Ugyen Thinley
Principal EMO
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Yeshey Dorji
EMO I

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Mindu Gyaltshen
Principal EMO

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Rinzin Wangmo
Principal EMO

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Rajan Kurmar Kafley
EMO I

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Sonam Tashi
EMO I


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Thinley Dorji
EMO I

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Pema Norbu
Principal II

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Singey Sherab
EMO II

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Karma Kuenphen
Principal EMO


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Karma Yangchen
EMO I

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Leki Yangdon
Sr.Admin Assistant

Private School Division

  • 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

School Planning & 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

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Yeshey Lhendup
Dy. Chief PO
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Tshering Penjor
Sr. PO
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Pem Tshering
Dy. Chief PO

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Pema Wangchuk
Dy. Chief PO

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Tshering Penjor
Sr. PO

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Jamyang Dorji
Sr. PO

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Namgay Wangmo
Asst. PO