Saturday, August 29, 2015

Ad hoc scholarship



Today our government sponsors lot of students for their further studies, one of them the scholarship after class XII.
Apart from the scholarship provided by our government, Bhutan also receives lot of great opportunities from other nations, institutions and organizations offering our children a life-time opportunity. Every year, a handsome number of students get scholarship through RGoB, GoI, AusAid and many more to study outside Bhutan.
Students are given right to choose the course of their choice but those who fail to qualify (and those who are not willing) left home to pursue higher studies in our colleges.
If I am not mistaken, many scholarships are also received by DHAE every year after the selection for in-country colleges are done. And one of the highlighted criteria is “candidates who are selected for any in-country colleges are not eligible” (I think I didn’t get the exact words, pardon me)
My suggestion for DAHE. Do not accept ad hoc scholarship after all the selection for in-country is done. I shall present my opinion as follows:
1.       Not a option for lower-class children
Usually, when selections are done, the lower class children rush to get things done fast fearing the admission pressure in the colleges. Some (if not most) have no choice but to take what is offered. Their parents can’t offer to send on their own neither can they get job with class XII certificate.
But upper class parents keep their children home waiting for the right course and when ad hoc scholarships are announced, they are the only people who can avail it (Despite the fact that their parents can afford sending them) because all others who are qualified are selected for in-country colleges.

2.       Not the right candidate
If the scholarship is accepted after the in-country selection is done, there are chances that the right candidate for the course may not be sent.

3.       Gambling with their future
There are chances that some parents (lower class) would gamble to keep their children from admitting in the country hoping to get this kind of scholarship. And, in case the child does not get the scholarship, then we are gambling with his future as the parents can’t afford to send on their own.
I know it’s a great chance for our children to study outside for exposure but the ad hoc scholarship deprives many aspiring students.
What if DAHE does not accept any ad hoc scholarship?
Well it may not be possible but this is just my thought.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

For My Teachers



“Gautama would not have become Buddha if it was not for the teachers”
“A Prince would not have become a king if it was not the Teachers”
“A boy would not have become a man if it was not for the teacher”
“A person would not have seen the world if it was not for the teacher”
“I would not have come in front if it was not the teachers”
 


Oh teachers, wonders in the world
Teachers have a heart of gold
Meant for each and every person.
Without teachers, the world would be empty
Empty of wise and learned people

Oh teachers, wonders in the world
Teachers are the bridges for the students
To cross the obstacles for a brighter future.
They are the torch and the walking stick
For a old man in the dark.

Oh teachers, wonders in the world
They are the captains of the ship
The ship sailing far away
From the world of ignorance and innocence
To a world of beautiful future

Oh teachers, wonders in the world
They have held our hands in theirs
To form a letter, a word and a sentence.
They have been puppet and jokers
Just to make us learn with fun.

Oh teachers, wonders in the world
We know our words will never be enough
To express what you have done for us
And the things you will do for us
Yet I shall take leave

Oh teachers, wonders in the world
May you lead countless
To the world of wise and intellect
May you live long
And brighten the world and make it a better place.