Paro College of Education (PCE) celebrated its Foundation Day with Dr Lotay Tshering, the Prime Minister of Bhutan on 4th November 2019. PCE turned 44 years old this year.
Addressing the gathering, Dr Dorji Thinley, the President of the College pointed out how the Teacher Training Centre (TTC) with an enrollment of just eight female students in 1975 had metamorphosed into a reputed Paro College of Education (PCE) with over 1500 students enrolled in as many as nine different programmes. He also outlined the plans of offering M Ed in Inclusive Education and revamping of B Ed Primary Programme in 2020 academic year.
Making the keynote address, the Prime Minister reminded the student-teachers of the important roles teachers played and the enormous responsibility they shouldered in educating the future generation of our country. His Excellency’s timely advice to teach and treat every child just the same in the last period of the day as they would teach and treat other students on the first period of the day was a thought provoking wisdom indeed.
Amid a flurry of cultural bonanza, PCE launched the training manual for the Happiness and Wellbeing Centre and recognised the Academic Toppers (pre-service) for the Spring Semester, 2019. It was a day to be cherished indeed.