Rokiah Mahmud & Daniel Lim
Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah organised a mass Sun-nat Hajat prayer at Universiti Brunei Darussalam Mosque yesterday for students tak-ing tuition classes under the Education Intervention Programme (PIP) in Brunei-Muara and Temburong districts, ahead of their examination.
Minister of Home Affairs Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ahmaddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman, as member of the Yayasan Board of Directors, was the guest of honour.
Permanent Secretary (Planning, Land Use and Environment) at the Ministry of Development Dr Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak, as Acting Managing Director of Yayasan was also in attendance.
The ceremony began with a mass Sunnat Hajat prayer followed by a mass recitation of Surah Yaasiin and Doa Kesyukuran led by Mosque Affairs Officer Mohamad bin Haji Bagol.
Meanwhile, Deputy Minister of the Department of Energy at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Matsatejo bin Sokiaw as member of the Yayasan Board of Directors, attended at a similar ceremony at Zainab Mosque in Lumut.
The PIP tuition class focussed on core subjects to ensure the students achieve excellent results in their examination.
Al-Quran and Amali Agama are also applied under the PIP programme dubbed a Tahsin project.
This year, 488 students joined the PIP in eight centres across the country.
From the figure, 206 students will sit for the Primary School Assessment (PSR) examination; 131 students will take their BC GCE ‘O’ Level exams; while 151 students to sit for the Religious Primary Schools Education Certificate (SSSRU).
For Year 6, the subjects in focus are Bahasa Melayu, Mathematics, English and Science, while for Year 11, it is on Bahasa Melayu, Mathematics ‘D’, English and Combined Science.
The project targets children from underprivileged families.