Parents and guardians of some 70 students selected for a free tuition programme attended a virtual briefing session yesterday, organised by the Community and Communication Bureau of RPN Kampong Panchor Mengkubau Village Consultative Council in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and the Brunei-Muara District Office.
The free tuition programme, Curahan Ilmu, is in its fifth iteration.
The briefing explained preparations parents and guardians need to do before and during classes.
Students chosen for the programme comprise orphans and children who are aid recipients under the Community Development Department (JAPEM).
The students will take part in the study sessions for 10 months starting on February 13.
The sessions will be held online. There will also be in-person sessions at Dato Mohd Yassin Primary School and the residence of the Curahan Ilmu Programme Co-Chairperson Fatimah binti Haji Jamil, subject to circumstances and advice from the relevant parties.
Subjects that will be taught are: Malay and English Language, science and mathematics.
The programme produced 10 out of 26 students who achieved five A’s during the Primary School Assessment (PSR) in 2021.
Two achieved four A’s and one B, while others achieved three or two A’s. One achieved an A, and only one did not manage to obtain 100 per cent passing grades.
To improve the vigilance and safety of these students during the learning session, all students must undergo rapid antigen test (ART) for COVID-19 before entering the school for in-person classes, said the co-chairperson.