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New Vacancies in Tibetan Schools

By Tenzin Samten  /  January 9, 2018;

From left: Education Secretary Karma Singhe, CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay and Director of Sambhota Namgyal Yemphel at the press conference on 7 January 2018.
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The eight schools remaining under the Central Tibetan Schools Administration (CTSA)* will be transferred to the Sambhota Tibetan Schools Society (STSS)**, an arm of the CTA’s Department of Education, by the end of February. This transfer has created 158 vacancies for teachers. Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, the President of the CTA, said the transfer is one of the education department’s most important projects.

This year’s transfer is the third phase and completes the transfer of all schools having classes tenth to twelfth standards. The first phase of transfer took place in 2014 and the second in 2016.

The eight schools to be transferred next month from CTSA administration are Mundgod, Bylakuppe, Dholanji, Kollegal, CVP Bylakuppe, Chandragiri, Gurupura and Sonada.

“For over thirty years, successive Kashags [Cabinets] of the Central Tibetan Administration have urged the Indian government to transfer the administration of the Tibetan schools under CTSA to Sambhota Tibetan Schools Society (STSS) which is administered by the Education Department. The efforts finally bore fruit in 2013 when the Indian government consented to the Tibetan requests and decided to transfer the administration of the CTSA schools,” said Dr Sangay when announcing the move.

Dr Sangay said that one of the main arguments for the transfer was the comparatively superior performances of the schools administered entirely by Tibetans compared with those administered by the CTSA. He said the Kashag is keen to maintain these same high standards under the new administration and urged“qualified and competent teachers” to apply for the new posts.

When schools are fully transferred to Tibetan administration, “a new beginning will dawn on Tibetan education that will realise the goals of academic excellence and the advancement of Tibetan education as envisioned by the Kashag,” said Sikyong.

Details of the vacancies are listed here.

*Central Tibetan Schools Administration (CTSA) – is an autonomous Indian Government organisation under the Ministry of Human Resource Department

**Sambhota Tibetan Schools Society (STSS) – Tibetan schools in settlements across India which are fully administered by the Department of Education, CTA

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