New selection system for B.Ed. program in Paro College

Yangchen Lhamo

Paro College of Education will implement a new qualitative selection system for selecting class 12 graduates for Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) programs offered by the college for commencement in July 2021.

This system will aim to attract high-performing class 12 graduates to consider teaching as a career and encourages candidates with consistently high academic performance, passion for teaching, and strength of character to opt for teaching as their first choice.

To focus on quality, based on teacher requirement projections provided by the Ministry of Education (MoE), the college will take only 100 candidates for B.Ed. Primary program and 70 for B.Ed. Dzongkha program on a competitive basis for the 2021 cohorts.

With this new system, admission for the B.Ed. Primary and B.Ed Primary in Dzongkha programs for July 2021 intake is being carried out before those for the other colleges under the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB).

To make the recruitment process holistic, a rigorous panel interview is being conducted to test the academic, personal, and professional qualities of each candidate.

The college in its press release stated that currently, a rigorous face-to-face panel interview of the shortlisted candidates is being carried out at the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, RUB in Thimphu to access the candidates.

It also highlighted that education is being accorded top priority by the government and will continue to receive the highest attention. 

In addition, it states the service conditions of teachers will be made more attractive and conducive. “Teachers will be supported through continuous professional development programs.” 

The college also says that facilities in the colleges of education will be improved for better learning and training.

For this, discussions are underway to further enhance the stipend for the students.

“Since the candidates are going to receive a high standard of training, it is foreseen that employment upon graduation will not be a problem.”