The Faculty of Traditional Medicine under the Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan conducted the examination for its first batch of 26 students on June 2.
Talking with the Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs from the Faculty of Traditional Medicine, Drungtsho Tempa Gyaltshen said the exam will take place in three batches.
The second batch has 24 students along and 30 students in the third batch.
As the Faculty of Traditional Medicine is under Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences, the exam was conducted with the guidance from the academic board from Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences.
“We attended the meeting at Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences which approved the examination,” he said, adding, “We were told that due to less number of students in the campus, the exam could be conducted.”
The deputy dean said the management did not face any difficulty while conducting the exams due to the bigger size of Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH) and fewer students on the campus. “Before entering the MPH for examination, the students were made to use hand sanitizer and some students were using face mask for safety.”
“Even in the MPH the students were made to maintain physical distance and looking at the number of students we could easily maintain distance while conducting the examination,” he said.
The second batch will have exams from June 22 to June 26.
The third batch will be conducted on July 6 and will end on July 10.
Three evaluators will be present in the examination hall.
For the coverage of the modules, the deputy dean in academic affairs said studies started from January 20 till March 5 and within this period almost all the syllabus was completed. “To complete the syllabus and for continuous assessment, social media such as Google, WeChat and WhatsApp were used,” he said adding the students were on the campus since the beginning of the class and did not go off campus.
“To maintain social distancing in the hostels two students were allocated a room since the beginning of the class from January and for guidance, the wardens are there,” he said.
Sonam Tashi from Thimphu