On 17th Aug, UA Conducted Dzongkhag Debate Competition on the topic "The benefits of no cut off point to class ten students". The competition encourage the participants to develope once debating skill and encourage civic participation.
Ugyen Academy (UA) - STEM Olympiad-2019 Tango Gem Bot
Ugyen Academy visions itself as a school of WILL - WINNERS, INNOVATORS, LEARNERS, LEADERS. Accordingly, Tango Gem Bot is an innovation of team UA. The concept and the purpose of our robot, “Tango Gem Bot", for artificial intelligence (AI) in sustainable farming, is a prototype that will cater to small, medium and large sized farms – meeting the demands of the diverse nature of our terrain. In particular, it will lead not just to food sufficiency in the country but solve the unemployment problem to a large degree.
The Tango Gem Bot has multiple functions like loading and unloading of cube boxes which represent farm machineries in reality. Second function is to lift the TT balls and that resembles the watering system. Lastly, we have picking of T shape cards resembling the seeds for the farms.
The Tango Gem Bot in real life will also make farming less painstaking and more enjoyable. The use of AI in sustainable farming in turn will boost the economy and materialize the most important dream - food sufficiency.
We remain greatly indebted to REC for coming up with such a meaningful initiative in collaboration with FABlab Bhutan. Such initiatives will give our youths an opportunity to showcase what they have learned in the classroom.
Finally, we would like to thank our school for the relentless support to Team UA in STEM Olympiad 2019. We understand that the competition is very fierce but we will promise to live up to our motto, “Be Your Best”.
Ugyen Academy boasts of an exemplary sports culture. It is the only school to offer scholarships to students who excel in extracurricular activities – sports, games, literary, cultural… Additionally, for talented students we provide special coaching in Football, Futsal, Basketball, Swimming, Badminton, Cricket, Table Tennis, Archery, Taekwando and Chess. It is again the only school to own an astro turf mini stadium with night lighting facilities for promotion of football that which is usually used by classes VII, VIII & IX. We also conduct Annual Swimming Gala.
Literary Programme and Life Long Learning
The school also conducts Literary Activities to foster passion for lifelong learning. Events such as:
Literary Fest apart from everyday reading programme
are conducted to develop competency in both Dzongkha and English.
To encourage and demystify “mind sets” on so called difficult subjects, we have co-curricular activities such as:
Recognition & Motivation/Award(s)
Apart from the usual merit certificates, UA has “Be Your Best” Award(s) in order to keep motivating our students at all times and more importantly after they graduate from UA.
In addition to the RGoB’s ex-country Educational Programme in scouting and other academic activities (mainly in India, Thailand and Japan), UA also has lot of exchange educational programmes with International Schools (Mathematics Olympiad - City Montessori School, Lucknow, India; City Montessori School, Kanpur, “Relativity: Science Fest”, Lamatrinie, Kolkota, Canadian International School, Hongkong).
Samtse Championship 2019 Final Ugyen Academy FC 3 - 0 Transport Utd Fc.
Our vision defines WINNERS as winners of hearts UA plays to win hearts not just trophies UA lost the Independence Cup in Kalimpong UA lost the BOB National League UA for the first time also lost the National School Games But in all the tournaments we won hearts because we were the BEST However in Samtse, UA creates history by winning hearts and the first 1st Champions Trophy: 2019 Thank You, People of Samtse for the unrelenting support; UA loves YOU.