Thursday, October 18, 2012

Orientation Program

Orientation Program for the graduating student teachers of Paro college of Education began on October 17, 2012 at Lecturer Theatre. The first orientation was from Human Resource Division, Ministry of Education, led by Chief Human Resource Officer, Mr. Sonam Wangyal.  
The aim of the program is to introduce and familiarize student teachers on the Ministry of Education and the work that they are going to undertake after graduating from the college this December, 2012.
The Chief HRO presented on the “human resource development and management in the Ministry”. He covered the information on Ministry organogram and different departments of education. He also spoke on five HR policies (draft), the career tracks, recruitments, deployment, performances management, and professional development. Further he talked on the necessary documents that the students need to produce during their formal appointment as teachers.   
193 graduating students from B.Ed Primary, B.Ed Secondary, B.Ed Dzongkha and Post graduate and Diploma in Education (PGDE) took part in the program.
The orientation program will continue to take place every Wednesday and Saturday alternatively till November 14, 2012. The next orientation program will be on October 27, 2012 by Non-Formal Education (MoE), followed by Royal Civil Service Commission (Royal Government of Bhutan), Department of Curriculum Research & Development (DCRD), Bhutan Council for School Examination & Assessment (BCSEA), and Education Monitoring and Services Division (EMSD).
The program is organized by Ministry of Education with assistance from the College management.

Last cultural show for the year 2012

The cultural competition which was scheduled through the year amongst the eight collaborative groups (CG) ended on the eve’ of October 17th 2012 with the Gyeltshen CG presenting their show on the Paro College courtyard.  
The cultural extravaganza which lasted for two semesters is an important part of the annual College activities. It aims to promote and understand our indigenous practices of cultural representation in the form of songs, dances and other artistic skills. It is also to preserve our unique culture and develop social skills, spiritual understanding, collaboration skills and creative skills.   
The eight items for competition were rigsar (a music genre, the dominant type of popular music),  boedra (folk songs and dances which was supposed to be performed by courtiers called Boe Garp during the time of Zhabdrung), zhungdra ( an entirely widespread Bhutanese style associated with the folk music from the heart of the Ngalop culture), lhotsham dance, drama, and a special/creative item.  
More than 200 student teachers and lecturers came to witness the last show. The Dean of Research and Industrial Linkage, Mr. Rincjen Dorji, Dean of Academic Affairs, Mr. Som Gurung, Officiating Dean of Student Affairs, and Mr. Ngawang Phuntsho were among the supportive audience.
The program came to an end with a Tashi labay (concluding dance) by lecturers, students and other staff.