Pushing teachers out of Thimphu


Nov 20: Thimphu has more than required while district face shortage of teachers. The teachers deny traveling to remote areas.

However, despite resistance from teachers, the Ministry of Education have now come up with plans to transfer teachers out of Thimphu city. 

In the first phase, the teachers who stayed in Thimphu for more than 20 years will be sent out followed by those who worked for 18 years in the second phase. 

The teachers who stayed in this capital city for five years will also face the wrath of government pushing them to remote villages. 

Out of 29 teachers listed for transfer, 11 have requested to be transferred away from Paro and Thimphu. As the ministry compels them to go out of Thimphu, teachers have threatened to resign from the service.

Thimphu currently accommodates 746 teachers in 21 schools.