Tuesday, July 23, 2024
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Ready to teach

James Kon

It was a memorable day for 55 new teachers yesterday who completed the Induction Programme and will begin their career as educators in various educational institutions in the country.

Permanent Secretary (Core Education) at the Ministry of Education (MoE) Dr Shamsiah Zuraini Kanchanawati binti Haji Tajuddin presented certificates to the new teachers as the guest of honour.

Acting Director of the Department of Educators Management at the MoE Masdiah binti Haji Tuah, as the Chairperson of the Induction Programme for new teachers committee, said she hoped that the programme was beneficial for the participating teachers.

The ceremony continued with speeches from participants Nur Asrina binti Idris and Nornadzirah binti Marshidi, followed with the reading of the Teacher’s Pledge led by Haji Khairul Anwar bin Haji Sahari.

The ceremony ended with the presentation of certificates and tokens of appreciation by the guest of honour to the participants, presenters and workshop facilitators.

ABOVE & BELOW: The new teachers read the pledge; and Permanent Secretary (Core Education) at the Ministry of Education Dr Shamsiah Zuraini Kanchanawati binti Haji Tajuddin presents a certificate to Nur Asrina binti Idris. PHOTOS: JAMES KON

Dr Shamsiah Zuraini Kanchanawati hands over a certificate to Nornadzirah binti Marshidi

Participant Nur Asrina said, “The Induction Programme gave us the opportunity to explore the roles and responsibilities of the units and departments under the MoE as well as other government and non-government agencies such as the Royal Brunei Police Force, Brunei Malay Teachers Association (PGGMB) as well as the Health Promotion Centre (HPC) of the Ministry of Health.

“Alhamdulillah, the programme helped build our confidence and improve our knowledge and skills in terms of teaching and learning paedagogy and methodology. It also helped us network with other educators and provide a safe environment for discussion.”

She also touched on her aspiration to become an educator, saying, “I want to fulfil the duty and responsibility entrusted to me to nurture the young generation in line with the MoE’s vision and mission towards achieving Brunei Vision 2035.”

Meanwhile, another participant Nornadzirah said, “Good teachers don’t necessarily need to have the highest qualifications. Good teachers are ones who have big hearts and a burning desire to make the world a better place one child at a time.”

“Every child deserves a champion, and that champion is the teacher who believes in them,” she added.

Also present at the ceremony was Deputy Permanent Secretary (Core Education) at the MoE Aliuddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman.