Two hundred and fifteen students and 187 teachers were feted in an appreciation ceremony for outstanding students and teachers of the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) last year.
The MoRA Outstanding Students and Teachers Appreciation event was first introduced in 2011 to celebrate students from schools and institutions under the ministry who obtained excellent results in public examinations. It is also held to celebrate teachers who achieved excellence based on the evaluation under the Islamic Studies Department.
The recognition of excellence is intended to inject the spirit of achieving further excellence in learning to other students and also as a catalyst and inspiration to teachers to provide quality education services, more dedicated, creative and innovative, simply to produce students who excel not only in worldly knowledge but also in Ukhrawi knowledge.
The ceremony, coordinated by the Islamic Studies Department at the MoRA, was held at Bridex Hall, Jerudong.
Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, the guest of honour, handed over the awards to excellent students and teachers and presentation of awards to Madrasah Mutaqaddimah.
Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Mohd Tashim bin Pengiran Haji Hassan, Permanent Secretary at the MoRA Haji Mohammad Rosli bin Haji Ibrahim, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Religious) at the MoRA Haji Mohd Serudin bin Haji Timbang and senior officers at the MoRA also attended.
Among the highlights included the presentation of Puisidra from three languages – Malay, Arabic and English – from Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Masna Religious School and Dato Othman Religious School students.
Nurul Samihah binti Roslan, who excelled in the Brunei Religious Education Certificate (SPUB) examination last year, said she scored an aggregate of six in the eight subjects including Arabic, Fiqeh, Tauhid, Tafsir, Al-Quran and Hadith.
“Alhamdulillah, I am proud of my grades and now continuing my studies taking ‘A’ Level in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and planning to undertake a course in medicine,” she said.
Meanwhile, Dayangku Nur ‘Adina Qistina binti Pengiran Mohamad Aminuddin said she scored an aggregate six in her SPUB exam and is continuing her studies undertaking ‘A’ level in both Brunei Religious Higher Certificate of Education (STPUB) and ‘A’ level.
“I also hope to take medicine and with Arabic language coupled with ‘A’ Level subjects in Science, I hope to fulfil my dream to take medicine,” she said.
Muhammad ‘Afa bin Amar, who is undertaking Pre-STPUB course, scored an aggregate of six with ‘A’ grades in most subjects, said he is delighted to achieve good grades. “I hope to continue my studies at Univerisiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali in Lughah Arabiah,” he said.