Islamic Studies Department 1 Religious Teachers emerged winners of a badminton tournament in conjunction with the 29th Teacher’s Day Celebration 2019 after defeating Tutong Religious Teachers 3-1 in the men’s team final at the Youth Centre in the capital last night.
The pair of Md Hasan and Ade Al-Faisal edged Noorasikin and Noradie in straight sets (27-25, 24-22) to collect Islamic Studies Department’s first point before the duo of Haji Sahrin bin Md Yusof and Hal Salman put them within a game away from the title with a straight set (21-13, 21-10) victory against Haji Zaidi and Jasni.
Tutong Religious Teachers got back into the match after the duo of Hasli and Usllyzam managed a straight set (21-16, 21-8) victory over Md Bahrin and Md Hamiduddin.
Haji Md Noor Fadhlullah and Ahmad Nabil clinched the title for the Islamic Studies Department after they recorded a 21-11, 21-6 win over Mohamadiah and Syahrul Fakhri.
Meanwhile, the combined team of Co-curriculum Education Department, Private Education Section and Special Education Unit claimed third place after they won 3-1 against Cluster 2.
Cluster 2 emerged winners of the women’s team final after they collected maximum points followed by the combined team of Co-curriculum Education Department and Special Education Unit who finished as runners-up. Cluster 3 claimed third place.
Deputy Permanent Secretary (Higher Education) at the Ministry of Education Dr Chin Wei Keh presented the prizes as the guest of honour.
Heads of departments, school leaders, officers and staff from the Ministry of Education (MoE) and Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) as well as teachers were also present.
Organised by the Co-curriculum Education Department, the tournament was open to all departments under the MoE and MoRA, education institutions, secondary schools and colleges, primary schools according to clusters and religious schools according to their areas.
The tournament was divided into two categories – the men’s team finals with a maximum of five matches and the women’s team finals with a maximum of three matches.
The badminton competition aimed to foster closer ties among officers, teachers and staff at the two ministries, provide opportunities to showcase their talents and abilities in badminton, as well as to unearth new talent and select players to represent the MoE in competitions among ministries in Brunei Darussalam.