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88 special needs students feted

The Ministry of Education (MoE), through the Secondary Learning Support Unit of the Special Education Department on Saturday held a virtual certificate presentation ceremony for 88 students, who have completed the Pre-Vocational Programme for 2017-2021 session.

Deputy Permanent Secretary (Core Education) at the MoE Aliuddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman was the guest of honour.

The ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa against COVID-19 led by Special Education Officer Md Yusri bin Sulaiman, followed by welcoming remarks by Special Education Department Acting Head Eddy Fazlin bin Haji Amdan in his capacity as chairman of the organising committee.

The ceremony also saw a speech by the guest of honour, who touched on the MoE’s efforts in ensuring that teaching and learning sessions can continue when the country was hit by COVID-19.

The event continued with a short video clip featuring the activities carried out during the bootcamp.

Pre-Vocational students. PHOTOS: MOE
Deputy Permanent Secretary (Core Education) at the Ministry of Education Aliuddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman

The highlight was the presentation of certificates to pre-vocational students for the 2017-2021 session, followed by the presentation of certificates of appreciation to four retired special education needs assistance (SENA) teachers and one homeroom teacher.

The ceremony also saw the presentation of certificates of appreciation and souvenirs to 14 companies involved in the work placement programme.

The Pre-Vocational programme is a five-year programme specifically designed to meet the needs of students with special needs in government secondary schools. The programme helps students to improve basic skills such as independent living skills, social and communication skills and others.

With the knowledge, skills and experience gained during the programme, the students will be able to prepare themselves and contribute to the development and success of the nation.

Departments heads, school leaders, senior officials and teachers from the MoE, as well as other government agencies and representatives from the private sector, parents and guardians were also present.