Twenty-one youth who are participating in a digital camp at the Royal Institute of Management (RIM) in Thimphu will compete in the national round of digital challenge today.

The national challenge is co-organised by RIM and Bhutan Media and Communications Institute (BMCI) as a part of the regional challenge organised by ICDL Asia, based in Singapore. During the camp, which began since July 5, the participants are groomed and trained by RIM’s ICT faculty. The camp is expected to create awareness about the digital landscape and future of digitisation in Bhutan and worldwide.

More than 500 students registered for the competition and the top two students were selected through preliminary tests in eight tertiary and three Higher Secondary Schools in May this year.

A press release from BMCI states that the top four will represent Bhutan to compete with participants from 10 other countries from the region at the grand finale in Bangkok in September. Those who score 75 percent and above will be awarded ICDL Certificate tomorrow.

The participating institutions are Faculty of Nursing and Public Health, Gaeddu College of Business Studies, Motithang Higher Secondary School, Paro College of Education, Pelkhil Higher Secondary School, Royal Institute of Management, Royal Thimphu College, Samtse College of Education, Sherubtse College, Jigme Namgyel Engineering College, Dewathang and Yangchenphug Higher Secondary School.

Druk Air, DHI and PSI, Thailand supported the camp.

Staff Reporter