There is a notable improvement in the quality of schooling in Bhutan

Economics in action

I may have visited a number of schools in different states in India and also in Brazil and Indonesia during the last 6-7 years. How do developing countries attempt to improve the access to, and quality of, school education by overcoming the constraints in terms of (under)development is a major concern for me these days. As part of these visits, I have spent the last 10 days visiting government schools in different parts of Bhutan. Though I am not an educationist, it is not that difficult for me to see the improvement in the quality of education in government schools there.

As a Keralite, I should not be alien to the schooling in Bhutan. Almost everyone that I have met there who is older than 25-30 years has been taught by one or other teacher from Kerala. One of these teachers wrote several popular articles and a Malayalam Novel based…

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