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Preparing our children for the future

We are today talking about right attributes that our children need to have to enter the wider world of reality. What this means is how are we preparing our children for the future that they will face sooner or later. Yes, we are talking about education.

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Need more tertiary education institutions

Education has always received priority in our country and rightly it’s credited for transforming Bhutan to its current state of development. The recent inauguration of new education institutions reminds us of the acute shortages of such institutions at the tertiary level in the country.

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Challenges facing agriculture

Agriculture, the main sector that provides livelihood to more than half the population of this country, is witnessing a curious change today. While our national dream remains to make agriculture the priority sector, labour shortage is increasing by the year. Even as we have recognised that rural to urban migration could lead to undesirable consequences, particularly in the remote pockets of the country, we have not been able to stop or reduce the phenomenon.

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Set high targets

On an average, at least one child below the age of five died each month over the last five years, according to records with the health ministry.

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All about numbers?

Registration has not yet opened and the number is likely to change. But the number of candidates aspiring to contest in the upcoming National Council elections indicates an encouraging start to the election season, at least in terms of choice.

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