The Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB), Paro College of Education will be implementing a new system for selecting class 12 graduates for Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) programmes offered by the College for commencement in July 2021.
The new qualitative selection system is aimed 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 MoE, the College will be admitting just 100 candidates into the B.Ed Primary programme and 70 into the B.Ed Dzongkha programme on a competitive basis for 2021 cohorts.
Education is being accorded high priority by the Royal Government and will continue to receive the highest attention. Service conditions of teachers will be made more attractive and conducive. Teachers will be supported through continuous professional development programmes. Facilities in the Colleges of Education will be improved for better learning and training. Discussions are already underway to further enhance the stipend for the students. Since the candidates are going to receive high standard training, it is foreseen that employment upon graduation will not be a problem.
Online admission for the B.Ed Primary and B.Ed Primary (Dzongkha) programmes is being carried out before those for the other RUB Colleges. For registration and more information on the criteria, please visit the Paro College of Education website (https://www.pce.edu.bt/index.