Acting Director of Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language, Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) Dr Hajah Ummi Fa’ziah binti Haji Abdul Rahman said the involvement of students in co-curriculum activities has been encouraging from the formation of the university’s Army Cadet.
She said this as the ceremony chairperson at the official forming of the Red Crescent Society for UNISSA troop marked with a ceremony for the UNISSA Red Crescent Platoon yesterday.
“Today, there are a total of six uniformed troops and 276 students active in this co-curriculum activity,” she said.
Rector of UNISSA Dr Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal was the guest of honour.
The university’s Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent Society (BRC) Platoon Cadet recited the loyalty pledge and the ceremony began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Peliharakan Sultan dan Negara Brunei Darussalam.
The benefits of student involvement in co-curriculum activities include instilling pure values, leadership skills and discipline.
The active involvement is also in alignment with the Ministry of Education’s vision of equipping students with knowledge and 21st Century skills to become a future-ready generation.
Among the 21st Century skills available in co-curriculum activities are critical thinking skills, communication and building growth mindset. However, their active involvement should not be a hindrance to academic performance.
Dr Haji Norarfan received the platoon establishment certificate from BRC President Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yussoff bin Pengiran Haji Bahar after which he presented BRC membership certificates and first aid response certificates to UNISSA BRC members.
The BRC Book Prize Award was presented to Nazifa Nabila binti Dr Haji Ismuhadi by Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yussoff.
The Book Prize Award recipient was also presented with a BND500 cash prize and the 2022 academic session award was awarded to the BRC COVID-19 Volunteer and member of UNISSA BRC Platoon who gained First Class Honours Degree in Tahfiz and Qira’at.
The recipient is a scholarship awardee of the Ministry of Religious Affairs session 2019 – 2020, recipient of Dean Award Semester 1 and 2 for academic session 2018 – 2019 and 2020 – 2021: Semester 1, academic session 2021 – 2022 as well as recipient of Book Prize academic session 2018 – 2019.
The guest of honour and guests viewed the mini exhibition showcased at the event.
The BRC Book Award was established to recognise undergraduates of higher learning institutions and universities that are registered members at BRC and are active in human resources movement through the BRC Platoon Cadet at the institutions and universities.