‘Parents role in children’s education remain important, says principal

Lyna Mohamad

Parents continue to play an important role in their child’s academic progress, said Principal of Sayyidina Othman Secondary School in Tutong District Roziana binti Haji Zini.

In her opening remarks at an award presentation for the school’s high achievers, the principal acknowledged the parents ‘ support for their children’s education is a key success factor.

She said their motivation boost confidence and determination in their children. Roziana also acknowledged their cooperation during the challenging period of COVID-19 restrictions, where home and online learning took place.

“The strong determination of students and the dedication of teachers in going through home and online teaching and learning process, along with the parents’ confidence and support has led to everyone being able to face this new normal challenge,” she said.

The Sayyidina Othman Secondary School Tutong awarded its high achievers in the BC-GCE ‘O’ Level and IGCSE Session October/November 2020 and the Students Progress Examination (SPE) for last year at the graduation and excellence award ceremony on Wednesday.

Sayyidina Othman Secondary School Principal Roziana binti Haji Zini. PHOTOS: LYNA MOHAMD
Chairman of the Executive Committee for National Level Parents and Teachers Association Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Nawi presents a student an award

Executive Committee for National Level Parents and Teachers Association Chairman Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Nawi was the guest of honour. The principal shared that the GCE ‘O’ Level and IGCSE performance last year saw 24.59 per cent or 22 students out of the 91 getting five credits and above. While the numbers are slightly lower than the previous year, the school still takes pride in the students as last year has been a challenging academic year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Roziana said.

Aside from the 22 academic achievers, 25 students met the requirements to enrol in the Express and Science Medium programmes, four pre-vocational students received graduation certificate and 16 students received Level 1 Certificate for the BTEC Business and Administration Programme.

The principal also said five subjects have shown improvement from 2018 – Physics, Biology, Combined Science, Islamic Religious Knowledge and Accounting while five teachers have achieved more that the targetted subject-based committee for grade A to grade C.

The 27 Year 11 teachers were also rewarded for their sacrifices. The principal hoped that with the success of the students it would serve as an inspiration for students sitting for their exams this year.