Bhutan has very creative and systematic ways of teaching and learning with the traditional values and culture they inherited.
Bhutan Education gives literacy, professional skills, pleasure, duty, liberation, and transcendental wisdom for human goals. Besides the practice of religion, monastic education thrived contributing to the flourishing of language, arts, literature, philosophy, etc. Riveting details of Sindhu Raja and Nawachhe, the Bhutanese Jog yig by Demang Tsemang in the seventh and eighth centuries were the products of monastic education in Bhutan.
Modern / Western Education
Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuck, the first King of Bhutan unfurled the modern education system. Forty-six boys were sent to India for western education in 1914. Many past teachers and later directors like Lyonpo Dawa Tshering, Mr. Bose, Mr. James, and others continued advancing modern education. It is continued under the Education Ministry and its philosophical Minister, Lyonpo Thakur Singh Powdel, and scores of teachers across the Kingdom.
The education system in Bhutan had colonial relics from India. It was geared towards administrative purposes and gaining access to the world. The first batch of students from 1914 succeeded in those policies. They studied in Hindi medium schools.
Education & Health facilities are free for Bhutan citizen
The medium of instruction was changed from Hindi to English in 1961. Many Indian teachers came to Bhutan to teach the Bhutanese students. His late father William Mackey joined them in 1963. All of them were dedicated and fantastic teachers. Simultaneously, many students were also sent to India's premier Anglo-Indian education institution in 196110. Those students played a very important role in shaping modern Bhutan. English is an international language with greater access to the world of knowledge, philosophy, technology, science, etc.