Dasho Karma Yeshey, Hon’ble Secretary of Ministry of Education successfully completed his tenure on 27th February, 2020. Dasho had an illustrious career spanning over more than 33 years and 8 months of dedicated service to the Tsa-Wa-Sum.
Dasho started his career in 1986 as a teacher from Choden Jr High School. He then went on to serve many schools as principal: Headmaster, Wamrong Jr High School, Headmaster, Jakar Jr High School, Principal, Zhemgang Higher Secondary School, Principal, Yangchenphug Higher Secondary School. In 2003, Dasho was selected as Chief Curriculum Officer for Curriculum and Professional Support Division where he served until 2012. During his tenure as Chief, he was the Chairman of Science Subject Committee of CAPSD during which the Science curriculum material for classes IV to VIII was completely revised. He was appointed as the Director, Department of Adult and Higher Education, Ministry of Education in 2007 and went on to hold the post of Director General, Department of School Education, MoE (2012-2016), In 2016, he was appointed Secretary of the Ministry of Education.
Additionally, Dasho was a Visiting Lecturer at the University of St.FrancisXaviers, Nova Scotia, Canada, co-teaching Educational Management and Leadership module at the University. He taught Educational Leadership and Management and Educational Supervision modules of the M.Ed programme at the Paro College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan since its inception in 2002 till January 2008.
Dasho Karma Yeshey, is from Yangner, under Trashigang Dzongkhag. Dasho earned his Bachelor in Education from National Institute of Education, Samtse in 1986, Advance Diploma in Educational Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK and Master in Education, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. Other achievements include Certificate in Educational Management from Rajabhat Institute Buriram, Buriram, Thailand and Certificate in Curriculum Studies from the University of New England, Armidale, Australia. Dasho also attended the Executive Leadership Development Programme in Queensland University, Brisbane, Australia.
The Ministry of Education would like to take this opportunity to thank Dasho for his professionalism, commitment and contribution to improve and strengthen the Education System in Bhutan. We heartily congratulate Dasho for his selfless service dedicated to the Tsa-Wa-Sum and wish Dasho and his family a very happy and peaceful life ahead.
With sincere appreciation and deep gratitude, la.