Syazwani Hj Rosli
Hassanal Bolkiah Arabic Boys Secondary School (SMALHB) held the Hafl Al-Takharruj ceremony in honour of 281 students who excelled in their Brunei Religious Education Higher Certificate (STPUB) and the BCGCE ‘A’ Level Examinations at the International Convention Centre in Berakas yesterday.
State Mufti Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned was the guest of honour.
The ceremony began with the recitation of Sayyidul Istighfar and Surah Al-Fatihah by Saiful Wafi bin Haji Adis followed with the singing of the national anthem and school song.
It continued with the recitation of Al-Quran verses by Muhammad Adhwa Firdaus bin Mohamad Yusra prior to welcoming remarks by Acting Principal Hajah Mariana binti Haji Jamil.
The event later saw the presentation of certificates to the students by the guest of honour.
Two hundred and fourty students received their STPUB certificates and 106 of those students scored Mumtaz. Forty-one students passed their BCGCE ‘A’ Level for General 1 and 24 students for General 2 for the 2018-2019 academic session.
The guest of honour presented the Special Award and Mithali Student to students. The ceremony ended with a Doa Selamat.
Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Religious) at the Ministry of Religious Affairs Haji Mohd Serudin bin Haji Timbang, Deputy State Mufti Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Japar bin Haji Mat Dain @ Maidin, Syariah High Court Judge Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Haji Mohammad Tashim bin Pengiran Haji Hassan and senior officers from the State Mufti’s Office and Ministry of Religious Affairs were also present.