NA discusses education problems (Nation)

Published on Jan 16 2009 // Main News
Thimphu, January 16: The increasing cases of faults in education sectors were extensively discussed at the second session of the National Assembly.
The MPs also suggested government on ways to improve country’s education quality besides raising several questions to education minister relating to curriculum, textbooks, rural schools, teacher deployment and planning of education. 
The MPs also raised questions about the delay in delivery of textbooks to schools in some schools. But minister Thakur Singh Powdyal take excuse of not proper demand from schools and dzongkhags as the cause of delay in textbook delivery.
He said some teachers who served in rural areas for more than five years will be shifted to urban areas. The teachers to be transferred to rural areas, but, will get extra benefits such as promotion, training opportunities and incentives.
Opposition leader Tshering Tobgay asked the government to involve local government in planning education for their respective blocks in the tenth five year plan.  Bhutan News Service