The Sengkurong Sixth Form Centre (PTES) celebrated the academic achievements of 43 students who achieved excellent results in the Brunei-Cambridge GCE ‘AS’ and ‘A’ Level Examination in October/November 2021 yesterday.
Acting Director of Co-curriculum Education at the Ministry of Education (MoE) Mohammad Norilham bin Haji Jais, the guest of honour, presented awards to the outstanding students.
The Overall Outstanding Student Award went to Nurin Hayati binti Abdul Samad who achieved three A* for the Brunei-Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level Examination 2021.
Several lecturers and departments were also awarded for achieving excellence as well as improvement.
PTES Principal Haji Metusin bin Haji Jais said the awards serve as a stimulus for continued success. He said students passing three or more subjects in the examinations was 89.7 per cent, a 10 per cent increase compared to 2020, while students passing two or more subjects was 99 per cent, a three per cent increase compared to 2020.
He said there was also a significant increase in the number of students obtaining grade ‘A’ and grade ‘B’, showing that many students in the class of 2021 have received higher quality grades and will allow them to have a wider selection of programmes at the next level.
Meanwhile, the principal also expressed appreciation for efforts during the pandemic to maintain academic excellence.
“When the country was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, it challenged the entire system and operation of the centre.
“The staff together with parents and guardians as well as the central leadership of the MoE worked hard to ensure that students did not lag behind in learning and exam preparation and consistently followed online and offline classes,” said the principal.