Education in Bhutan

Details of the organization
Canada (Canadian International Development Agency - CIDA)
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: No
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: No

Information about the project
Education in Bhutan
In Bhutan, the traditional monastic system is still very active in the education system. The modern, English education system was established recently and has grown rapidly. The royal Government of Bhutan has cited concerns over the quality of current English language and Mathematics instructions. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is seen as a key tool to improve teachers’ access to better learning. Educators have been exposed to new approaches to primary and secondary education. CIDA supports the project’s goal to increase the capacity of Bhutan to provide a gender-sensitive curriculum and instructional curriculum for primary and secondary English-language courses.
National implementation:
Ongoing from 02/09/2003 to 29/08/2008
University of New Brunswick

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Capacity building
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Project
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No