Tutong District Officer Shamsul Bahrin bin Haji Mohd Hussain yesterday spoke on the role of education that has changed from its traditional function.
“One of the three main goals of Brunei Vision 2035 is to produce knowledgeable and skilled people. In this context, we need to produce outstanding and competent students who achieve quality standards to realise their aspirations and national agenda,” he said.
He believed preparation for the future is key for the younger generation in the 21st Century. He advised the students not only to excel academically but in other aspects.
He was speaking as the guest of honour at the Academic Excellence Awards for BC-GCE ‘O’ / IGSCE and SPA 2019 ceremony hosted by Sufri Bolkiah Secondary School at the Seri Kenangan Hall, Tutong District.
A total of 23 students received the BC-GCE ‘O’ Level/IGCSE Excellence Student Award, while 13 students received the BC-GCE ‘O’ Level/IGCSE Best Examination Award, five of which received eight ‘O’ levels and the other eight gained 7 ‘O’ levels.
The event also saw the presentation of the BC-GCE ‘O’ Level/IGCSE Incentive Awards for the Mifthahun Najaah and Orphans category, the Student Development Assessment (SPA) Year 8 Best Student Award, and the Best Overall Student Award in BC-GCE ‘O’ Level/IGCSE examination.
Meanwhile, Principal of Sufri Bolkiah Secondary School Goh Sah Ching hoped that the recipients would continue to improve their academic achievement and improve their self-sufficiency over time to achieve greater success.
She also acknowledged the efforts by the school to prepare the students for the examination last year.
Additional classes have been conducted as early as January for Science, ICT, F&B, Art & Design, Department of Counselling & Career along with mentoring programmes to prepare students for the examinations.