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Workshop focuses on educational transformation

The Ministry of Education (MoE) Strategic Plan 2023-2027 is a medium-term plan covering three main areas that need to be addressed to reach future desired state, namely: nurturing future-ready learners; Enhancing innovative education ecosystems; and Building up human resource.

This was said by Permanent Secretary (Higher Education) at the MoE Dr Haji Azman bin Ahmad at a national education development workshop on the planning for education system transformation. It was held at the International Convention Centre, Berakas, in collaboration with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) from  Bangkok, Thailand.

“The alignment of our plan with Brunei Vision 2035 goals and international commitments such as the Education 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals is to ensure that our direction remains focused and our actions remain relevant,” he said.

He added, “In addition, the adoption of the Roadmap for the Declaration on Digital Transformation of Education Systems in ASEAN will help move forward as it serves as a guide to improve the use of ICT in teaching and learning.”

Dr Haji Azman said the recent amendment of the Compulsory Education Act (Chapter 211), which saw the compulsory age for children to start school revised from six to five, supports the development of the children in their early schooling years and prepares them in their education journey.

ABOVE & BELOW: Permanent Secretary (Higher Education) at the Ministry of Education Dr Haji Azman bin Ahmad; Chief of Section for Inclusive Quality Education, Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, UNESCO Bangkok Margarete Sachs-Israel; and photos of the attendees of the workshop. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN

“With regards to the teaching quality, we have improved our teacher selection through the implementation of the immersion and apprenticeship programmes, as well as through close cooperation with Universiti Brunei Darussalam that provides the training.”

Dr Haji Azman added, “Meanwhile, the establishment of our Learning Recovery Taskforce will support schools to administer the Learning Support Programme, enabling schools to develop learning recovery strategies which in turn will lead to reduced learning gaps and improved learning outcomes.”

Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Corporate) at the MoE Professor Dr Noor Azam bin Orang Kaya Maha Bijaya Haji Othman, as the workshop’s chairperson, delivered the welcoming remarks. The ceremony featured remarks from Chief of Section for Inclusive Quality Education, Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, UNESCO Bangkok Margarete Sachs-Israel.

The Brunei Darussalam National Capacity Development Workshop, which will be held until November 9, with focus on Planning for Education System Transformation is to plan for an education system transformation in line with Transforming Education Summit and Brunei Darussalam National Statement of Commitments towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 – the Education 2030 Agenda to ensure inclusive and equitable education, and to provide lifelong learning opportunities.

The workshop’s main objective is to promote collaboration in undertaking extensive analysis of the different components identified as key priority areas in transforming education system for Brunei Darussalam. – Azlan Othman