Seventy-nine teachers received the Special Mention Teacher’s Day Appreciation award in conjunction with Brunei Darussalam’s 32nd Teacher’s Day Celebration 2022 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas yesterday.
The guests of honour were Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman and Minister of Education Datin Seri Setia Dr Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Md Salleh, as co-advisor of the award presentation ceremony.
The Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) organised the event, for the recipients of the Special Mention Teacher’s Day Appreciation award from 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Permanent Secretary (Core Education) at the MoE Dr Shamsiah Zuraini Kanchanawati binti Haji Tajuddin, as co-chairperson of the event, said the award should motivate recipients to continue to contribute their services to the monarch, religion and the country.
She said of the 79 recipients, 28 were from 2020, 23 from 2021 and 28 from 2022.
The Special Mention Teacher’s Day Appreciation award, she explained, is an incentive and recognition to the educator who has successfully contributed to the development of schools and educational institutions in related fields.
“Their service is not limited to the educational institution where they work, but is also seen from their involvement at the community and national level,” she said.
Dr Shamsiah Zuraini Kanchanawati added that the selection and support of the award recipients have also been carried out by committees appointed at several levels including departmental, ministerial and national.
“For the recipient, this award is an achievement and a milestone in the history of service as a teacher or school leader,” she said.
The ministers presented the Special Mention awards.
The function proceeded with the showcase of a Teacher’s Day video clip exhibiting aspects of pedagogy and the evolution of technology in formal and religious education in Brunei Darussalam from the perspectives of teachers, and a video clip of the 32nd Teacher’s Day theme song Guruku Harapan Negara.
Also in attendance were permanent secretaries, vice chancellor, Ra’es, deputy permanent secretaries, heads of departments, officers and staff from the MoE and MoRA.