| Nurfarah Hazwani binti Md Zofian, Dk Nurhasya binti Pengiran Md Sabri & Shahirratul Aniisah |
SAYYIDINA Ali Secondary School in Kuala Belait recently held a Doa Selamat for ten scholarship recipients.
The ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah by Cikgu Khairul Salleh followed by a speech delivered by the principal, Cikgu Annie Sindai. It then continued with speeches by two of the recipients – Khairunnisa binti Haji Yakob, a Ministry of Education (MoE) scholarship recipient and Awangku Md Syafi Al-Waly bin Pengiran Abu, a DANA scholarship recipient.
After the speech, the ten scholarship recipients were presented with certificates and souvenirs. The ceremony ended with the recitation of Doa Selamat by Cikgu Khairul Salleh.
In an interview, Khairunnisa binti Haji Yakob, who will be taking Bachelor in Speech Pathology at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, mentioned that her goals as a government scholarship recipient are to get good grades, to raise Brunei’s reputation and become successful. She took this course because she wanted to help individuals with speech problems such as stuttering. Her advice for ‘A’ Level students: not to be demotivated by test scores and join extra curriculum activities to gain experience and knowledge.
Christopher Kong who will be taking Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom is sponsored by Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP), mentioned that his academic goal is to make oil production more efficient to ensure the good quality of Bruneian life. For him sports is a way to balance his life with education as it ensures a good discipline in daily life.
Terry and Joanne Jayasuria, the parents of Joshua Jayasuria who will be taking Bachelor in Control and Systems Engineering in Univerity of Sheffield in United Kingdom, another recipient of BSP scholarship felt honoured and humbled after knowing their child got the scholarship.
They mentioned about how they encouraged their child to have confidence because self-confidence can allow them to pursue things higher.