Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Arabic School held a Khatam Al-Quran for some 362 Year 10 fast track students and Year 11 students at the International Convention Centre in Berakas yesterday.
Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin attended as the chief guest.
Islamic education institute at the Ministry of Religious Affairs officers, parents and guardians were also present.
The event was held to encourage the students to recite Al-Quran as well as to ensure that Year 10 students can memorise Al-Quran before completing their studies at the school. The religious ceremony started with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah led by the chief guest followed by a recitation of Al-Quran verses.
There was also a Doa Khatam recitation and presentation of certificates to participants. The event concluded with Doa Peliharakan Sultan dan Negara Brunei Darussalam and Doa against COVID-19.