The Education Ministry has released a ranking of ten high performing schools for classes VI, X and XII.
The top 10 primary schools are Yaragla Community Primary school in Monggar, Dagor Community Primary School in Pemagtashel, Nobgang Community Primary School and Khuruthang Middle Secondary School in Punakha, Sunshine, Early Learning Centre, Phuensum Primary and Druk Schools in Thimphu, Nimshong Community Primary School in Trongsa, and Namchala Lower Secondary School in Dagana.
In the middle secondary standard, Kanglung Middle Secondary School, Trashigang Middle Secondary School, Rangjung and Jigme Sherubling Higher Secondary Schools (HSS) in Trashigang and Ugyen Academy in Punakha, Monggar HSS, Bayling HSS in Trashiyangtse, Yangchenphu in Thimphu, Nangkor HSS in Pemagatshel and Khangkhu MSS in Paro have been identified as the top 10 schools.
And in the Higher Secondary Schools category, the top 10 schools are Tashitse HSS in Trashigang, Yangchenphu and Motithang HSS in Thimphu , Drugyal HSS in Paro, Bayling HSS in Tashiyangtse, Bajo HSS in Wangdue, Phuentsholing HSS, Nangkor HSS in Pemagatshel, Monggar HSS and Gelephu HSS.
The Education Minister Lyonpo Thakur Singh Powdyel said the school ranking was adopted by the education ministry to see where different seats of learning stand.
The ranking was based on the academic scorecard with data compiled from 2009 examination results. From next year, the ranking will be based on three scorecards -the academic scorecard, practices scorecard and the GNH scorecard.
The ranking is expected to create healthy competition among schools.