Spotlight falls on student’s public speaking skills

Lyna Mohamad

Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (YSHHB) Secondary School student Muhammad Ryyan Wazien bin Haji Abdul Aziz’s speech ‘The Future: Flourishing or Withering?’ won the 9th Private Secondary School’s English Language Oratory Competition held at the multipurpose hall of YSHHB Secondary School last Saturday.

Meanwhile, YSSHB Secondary School’s Awangku Ameer Zaydaan Fayyadh bin Pengiran Haji Md Hasreen was the first runner-up with ‘Knowledge can be a Double-Edged Sword’ and Mohammad Arman bin Md Hamdani from St James School was second runner-up with ‘Are We Entitled or Excluded?’.

St Andrews’ School student Ashville Ariel Petrus was the third runner-up with his topic on ‘Tiktokers; Shining Examples or Nuisances?’.

Permanent Secretary (Core Education) at the Ministry of Education Dr Shamsiah Zuraini Kanchanawati binti Haji Tajuddin was the guest of honour and presented the prizes.

The Private Secondary Schools’ English Language Oratory Competition is a biennial event with the last competition held in 2019.

Twenty-two students from 11 schools registered to compete.

ABOVE & BELOW: Students from a number of private secondary schools compete in THE oratory competition. PHOTOS: LYNA MOHAMAD

Permanent Secretary (Core Education) at the Ministry of Education Dr Shamsiah Zuraini Kanchanawati binti Haji Tajuddin with Muhammad Ryyan Wazien bin Haji Abdul Aziz next to the challenge trophy