Nov 09: The students of Bhutan have stated that Dzongkha, their national language is boring, difficult and has less job opportunities.
The responses came surprisingly from the students of Rinchhen Higher Secondary school when they were interviewed by officials from Dzongkha Development Commission (DDC) on Friday.
The Dzongkha graduates are expected to be jobless, and therefore the students seem less interested to learn the subject.
Interestingly, the students were found to be studying Dzongkha because it is a main subject which is must for them to get through to the next class.
The students demanded the subject to be simplified and made interested.
DDC’s secretary Dasho Sherub Tenzin suggested that the students should preserve the national language. However, they stated that the government should open the institutions like Institution of Language and Culture Studies in Semtokha, where they can attain Master’s degree in Dzongkha.
The DDC officials are scheduled to visit many schools in all Dzongkha (districts) to collect the students’ views on the quality of the national language of Bhutan.