| Lyna Mohamad |
THE Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs, Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, continued his series of working visits yesterday, with an inspection of two schools in the Temburong District.
Among those in the deputy minister’s delegation was Roslan bin Haji Taja’ah, the Deputy Permanent Secretary (Administrative and Financial Affairs) at the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA).
Earlier in the day, the deputy minister attended a pre-dawn talk at the Utama Mohammad Salleh Mosque in Pekan Bangar, delivered by Mohammad Eldie bin Haji Suhaili, an officer from the Mosque Affairs Department.
The working visit began at the Temburong Arabic School, where the deputy minister and the MoRA delegates were welcomed by Ustaz Morsidi bin Haji Tuah, the Principal; and Hajijah binti Haji Moktal, the Acting Director of the Department of Islamic Studies (JPI).
During the visit, the deputy minister toured several classrooms and interacted with the students.
The Temburong Arabic School has 18 teachers and 91 students in Year 5-8, with a 100 per cent pass rate in the Primary School Assessment (PSR) Exami-nations.
In terms of co-curriculum activities, the school has actively been engaged in competitions at school, department, cluster and national levels.
In the afternoon, the deputy minister visited the Bokok Religious School, where he was received by Norali bin Haji Ahad, the Principal; and the Acting Director of the JPI.
While there, the deputy minister toured the pre-school and Special Religious Education Unit classrooms. He also observed Primary 1 and 2 classes in session.
Bokok Religious School has 18 teachers and 245 students from pre-school to Primary 6, with an 89.19 per cent passing rate in the Religious Education Primary Schools Certificate (SSSRU).
Meanwhile, the Temburong District has recorded 45 girls and 79 boys in the pre-school level at Arabic and religious schools, with two non-Muslims among the new intake for 2018.