The Brunei Malay Teachers Association (PGGMB) will mark its 100th year anniversary since its establishment in 1939. PGGMB needs to prepare a clear strategic planning, vision and mission in the aspect of economy, welfare, learning and teaching of PGGMB’s school, President Haji Awang Abdul Alim bin Haji Othman said during the opening ceremony of the association’s 73rd general meeting for the 2022-2023 session at the school’s multipurpose hall yesterday.
In his welcoming address, the president highlighted the members’ need to collaborate in realising all plans and activities to strengthen its role in the future.
The president also shared activities that have been carried out in 2022 and 2023, including participation in the National Day celebration, PGGMB School savings project and meeting with senior citizens.
He added that the students’ results for Primary School Assessment (PSR) examination in 2022 saw a decline compared to the previous year, with only nine students scoring 5A’s and receiving certificates.
The spread of COVID-19 was a factor which forced the students to undergo online learning for too long affecting the students’ performance as well as teachers’ and parents’ commitment, said Haji Awang Abdul Alim.
The ceremony also saw a speech from Permanent Secretary (Core Education) at the Ministry of Education Dr Shamsiah Zuraini Kanchanawati binti Haji Tajuddin, who was the guest of honour.
It continued with the presentation of certificates to students who scored 5A’s in their PSR examination in 2022.
The opening ceremony concluded with the singing of the association’s song, Semangat Guru.
A general meeting followed, attended by 200 members, including 70 appointed members representing six representative areas in the four districts.
Representative members updated themselves with latest developments and activities undertaken by executive and administrative committees members throughout the year.
The meeting saw annual reports on economy and finance activities being delivered.