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Students learn more about ASEAN

Azlan Othman

In an effort to provide exposure of ASEAN to secondary school students, the Information Department of the Prime Minister’s Office, through the International Affairs Unit, as the Secretariat for the ASEAN-COCI Information Subcommittee (SCI) held The ASEAN Roadshow for some 264 students of Ma’had Islam Brunei yesterday.

The programme is one of the ongoing efforts of the Information Department to inject the spirit of patriotism and ASEAN-ness to the students as well as impart an appreciation of the functions and purpose of the association’s establishment.

The event also strengthens the relationship between the Information Department and the community, especially students.

A briefing on ASEAN was delivered by Acting Information Officer Pengiran Haji Ahmad Fadillah Akhbar bin Pengiran Haji Sellahhuddin who also shared the ASEAN Motto: ‘One Vision, One Identity, One Community’.

An ASEAN quiz was also held to test the knowledge of students about ASEAN and the role of the association in developing its member countries.

The briefing also promoted the ‘We ASEAN’ mobile application which contains information on ASEAN and ASEAN Member States, the ASEAN calendar, quizzes, photo and video galleries.

The application is one of the projects under the ASEAN-COCI SCI and can be downloaded via Google Play for Android users and App Store for iOS users.

Also present were the school’s teaching staff.

A student answers a question for the ASEAN quiz. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN