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The King’s Scholarship MOU Signing Ceremony 

On Sept 11, 2020, SISB and the Kingdom of Bhutan officially endorsed a Memorandum of Understanding to award full scholarships to the best students from the Kingdom of Bhutan, handpicked by His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, and herewith known as “The King’s Scholarship”.

Mr Kelvin Koh, Chairman of the SISB School Governing Boards, said: “SISB is honoured to be collaborating with His Majesty’s Secretariat of the Kingdom of Bhutan for this meaningful initiative. It is our mission to make quality education accessible to all, and the King’s Scholarship is yet another example of our efforts.”

The first two recipients of The King’s Scholarship, Deki Lhamo and Namita Giri, began their education in SISB earlier last month (August), studying in SISB’s IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) class in SISB Pracha Uthit campus. Deki and Namita were the top-performing students in the Kingdom of Bhutan’s national examinations, and were selected by His Majesty the King of Bhutan from a pool of around 5,000 students to receive this honour.

 “These scholarships have opened up a new chapter of institutional linkages and engagement between Bhutan and SISB… they will go a long way in providing support towards educating Bhutanese youths and shaping their future,” said His Excellency Mr Tshewang Chophel Dorji, Ambassador of Bhutan to Thailand.

The King’s Scholarship is a two-year scholarship (Grades 11 and 12, for ages 16 to 18) for Bhutanese youth, offered by SISB to His Majesty’s Secretariat to mark His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck’s 40th Birth Anniversary.

SISB is a leading provider of the world-renowned Singapore curriculum that is ranked among the top in the world for Mathematics and Science, based on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a global benchmarking test. Since its establishment in 2001, SISB has grown to four campuses in Thailand, which adopt the Singapore, UK and International Baccalaureate (IB) curricula. SISB’s IBDP class boasts an international array of students from countries including Thailand, Bhuan, China, Hong Kong, Poland, Singapore and Vietnam.

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