Sep 30, 2009

Fighting RCSCE-phobia

Now that the orientation is over, graduates all over Bhutan would be hunting for information and scratching through all our history books. And in absence of readily available information, it is going to be so frustrating for many. There are are aspirants like Tashi.P Ganzin who are already seeking divine intervention- whether to appear or not to. 

This is the biggest moment in a graduate’s life – it’s time to learn and relearn so many things about the home and the world. And they need good attention from their parents and relatives, guidance and advice from elders. I am sure all 1300 graduates who attended the NGOP may not appear RCSC Common examination, but we need to inspire and encourage those that brave the odds.
Many of my friends are waiting to take the exam of their life – their future will either be made or broken when RCSC declares the results. And my full prayers and support are with them. They are terribly afraid of it to say the least.
I heard while there are no problems in the writing section of the paper, viva-voce is really terrible. The interview panel makes you do so many weird things. For instance, “how do you say: I am really hungry, please give me some food – in Sharchop?” for someone who is foreign to that language. I also heard the interviewees are made to speak in Hindi. Now that does not make sense.
But whatever it is, I wish all the graduates best preparation. And I hope you would go to right institutions for right information. The Center for Bhutan Studies has a lot of information that you might need and likewise GNH Commission would be able to give you so much. Contact Kuensel and BBS, I heard they have very good information reservoir. I would visit Public Library in Thimphu or those in the east, Sherubtse College has good library. But all school libraries would really help. And I would read Kuensel and Business Bhutan (well that’s the latest newspaper) – and google out some writing tips. I also heard they are giving course specifically designed for those appearing RCSC exams, at Institute of Management Studies, Olakha. Might prove helpful!
Not really to advise those appearing the exams, but rather as a consolation to myself for having missed the opportunity.