On 30th July 2020, the Samtse College of Education (SCE) organised the Award Ceremony for the graduating Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) students.
Dasho Nidup Dorji, the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) graced the ceremony as the Guest of Honour.
In his remark laden with wisdom and vision, Dasho said “You [graduates] have chosen to dedicate your life to the cause of education and there is a greater calling than becoming just a teacher”. Dasho advised the graduands that working hard in the first years of career would make life easier. The following were some of the key messages Dasho conveyed to the graduands:
- To work hard to fulfil the expectations of the parents, relatives, society and the government
- Be the change agents in the Education; Update and improve the culture of teaching-learning to develop productive youth
- To go beyond the textbook-based teaching learning process and equipping youth with soft skills like communication skills, creativity, problem-solving, critical and analytical thinking, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills
The highlight of the Guest of Honour’s opening address was that teacher must impart non-negotiable value systems to enable students to become good human beings. Dasho concluded his address by emphasising that as educators, it is not about what can and cannot be taught but is rather about teaching students about learning and becoming lifelong learners. The graduands were reminded that they must have a thirst and hunger to learn and keep learning and to ingrain it in them and teach the same to students.
Ms Beenu Gurung (B.Ed Sec. Arts ‘A’), one of the graduating student valedictorians said that her experience in the College has prepared her to be a responsible person in life. She also expressed to her graduating class that it is time for them to aspire to inspire before they expire. Mr Nirmal Subba (B.Ed Sec. Science ‘B’), in his valedictory speech, stated that they are going to the field not just as a teacher but as a wholesome educator. He further shared that to be mature means accepting responsibility and impressed upon his graduating friends to be exemplary as good learners to others.
The evening also witnessed some interesting cultural programmes presented primarily by the faculty and staff as a gesture of seeing off the graduating students. A few cultural items were also staged by the graduating students.
A total of 170 B.Ed students comprising of 64 students with B.Ed in Science, 61 students with B.Ed in Arts and 45 students in students with B.Ed in Primary Education were felicitated with Tashi Khadars by the College.
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