| Achong Tanjong |
A TOTAL of 844 Year 5 students nationwide have registered to enter Arabic Schools for 2015 academic session.
According to the Islamic Studies Department, Ministry of Religious Affairs, the registration and admission day was held simultaneously throughout the four districts yesterday.
The department highlighted that there are a total of 368 boys and 476 girls registered for this year and of the number, Bandar Seri Begawan Arabic Preparatory School has the highest intake of 384 girl students. This is followed by Sungai Akar Arabic Preparatory School, PGGMB Building Bandar Seri Begawan with an intake of 283 boy students.
Mahad Islam Brunei in Tutong District registered 99 students comprising 47 boys and 52 girls.
Belait Arabic School registered 45 students comprising 28 boys and 17 girls and Temburong Arabic Prepatory School registered 33 Year 5 students – 10 boys and 23 girls.
Meanwhile, the enrollment for Sungai Akar Arabic School, PGGMB Building Bandar Seri Begawan will be held on January 13, 2015.
The registration ceremony for the new Year 5 students of Bandar Seri Begawan Arabic Preparatory School was held yesterday at the school’s An-Nur Surau of the school.
This year the school received a total of 390 new students.
The total number of students admission is very encouraging and increasing each year.
The ceremony commenced with the recitation of the Surah Al-Fatihah, followed by a Doa Selamat by Ustaz Hairul Idzany bin Haji Kani and a welcoming speech delivered by the headmistress of the school, Ustazah Hjh Rusidah binti Hj Talip.
The event continued with a video presentation on the background of the school and other related matters regarding the school activities. The ceremony yesterday was also enlivened with ‘Tausyeh’ performances by Year 6 students and followed by the reading of oath.
The school will also organise a three-day orientation programme starting from Monday, whereby various activities have been arranged to instil the spirit of cooperation, respect and self-confidence to enhance the students’ skills and capabilities.