Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College (MSPSBS) held a Prize and Certificate Presentation Ceremony for its high academic achievers in the BC-GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations 2019 at the college’s auditorium yesterday.
Guest of honour, Assistant Director of Fire and Rescue Nohi Irwan Surkarki bin Haji Pawi presented the awards and certificates.
Nohi Irwan Surkarki said, “The journey of a student is a lifelong learning practice, learning beyond classroom and adapting to their surroundings.”
He said academic excellence needs to be balanced with the building of strong character, as an advanced and prosperous nation does not depend solely on knowledgeable members but also noble character.
Being noble is the Bruneian identity based on the Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) principles and the awareness on the importance of knowledge and strong character will be the main mechanism to realise the Brunei Vision 2035.
MSPSBS Principal Hajah Susilawati binti Dato Paduka Haji Muhammad congratulated the 258 students for their achievements and said out of the 354 candidates, about 32 students or 91.2 per cent got five ‘O’ Levels and above.
She added that the college also achieved 77.40 per cent of students getting seven ‘O’ Levels and above, out of whom 137 students or 38.7 per cent achieved nine ‘O’ Levels.
The college is proactive in implementing programmes that help raise the student’s potential in various fields to contribute towards holistic excellence of the students.
Industrial Revolution 4.0 is expected to bring a big impact to all aspects of life including education and this era will give much stress on the use of technology in education.
The principal reminded the students they have the potential to become the next generation and the main supporter to Brunei Vision 2035 and called on the students to continue working hard to equip themselves with quality knowledge and skills aside from instilling noble values in line with the MIB philosophy as self-identity defence.
Nine students achieving at least seven grade ‘A’ and four students getting minimal eight grade ‘A’ in their ‘O’ Level examinations also received High Achievement Award.
Radin Hannah Bazilah binti Radin Safiee was awarded the Excellence Award.
The ceremony aimed to encourage students to compete healthily and to produce an innovative, creative, visionary student and possess a clear direction for their future.