Bhutanese school girls and boys in Thimpu, Bhutan

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Yangchenphug Higher Secondary School is a Government co-educational school in Thimphu, Bhutan for classes IX-XII. It was founded in 1965 by the third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.

Yangchenphug Higher Secondary School is considered the premiere school in Bhutan, leading in the nation in giving quality and wholesome education to its students. The school was started in 1965 by His Majesty the third king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Speaking at the inauguration, the third kind prophesied the future success of the school "I think our new beloved school is going to be one of the jewels of the future of Bhutan or at least we should make it one of the real jewels of the Thimphu valley"Yangchenphug holds the record for being among the best schools in the country for producing top results every year during the Standardised BSCE and BHSEC tests. The school focuses a lot on the academics of the students and therefore hold a collection of awards for Academic Toppers. The awards are meant to encourage the students to take more interest in studies. Although much attention is given to Academics, the school places heavy resources in building the other facets of wholesome education. The school has a reputation being the best school, sports-wise the Western Region of the country, winning the Inter-school sports competitions almost every year. The number of the trophies have declined over the years but the number is quite large all the same with the school winning close to 20 major trophies in the year of 2013.
The school has over 1500 students divided over a range of 4 grades from 9 to 12. The students are represented to the school administration by their class prefects who look after their class and report to the board of Principals.

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