LAUNCHING CEREMONY OF NEW GUIDEBOOK FOR SCHOOL COUNSELLORS
24th January 2008, Gadong – The Launching of the new guidebook for school counsellors was held today at the Rizqun International Hotel here. Present as the representative to the Honourable Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Lela Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Rahman bin Dato Setia Haji Mohamed Taib, Minister of Education was Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Dr. Haji Mohammad bin Pengiran Haji Abdul Rahman, Deputy Minister of Education.
Also present are the permanent secretary of Ministry of Education, deputy permanent secretaries, director-general of education, directors, senior officers as well as heads of schools and school counsellors.
The ceremony began with a recital of the doa, followed by welcoming remarks from Dayang Hjh Aishah Hj Muhd Husain Acting Director of Department of Schools. To ensure that counsellors at school can carry out their roles more effectively, the Department of Schools through its Career Guidance and Counselling Section held a workshop recently on the book's use.
Through this activity, some 50 officers and educators have received their counselling training at the certificate and diploma levels. This group also continues its programme with another workshop at the Civil Service Institute that will end today, hopefully giving them the important exposure on various concepts and practices.
The Deputy Minister, who spoke for the Minister of Education, also gave a speech before the book's launching and its presentation to school counsellors.
Towards the end, a keynote forum was presented by Prof Madya Dr Sidek Mohd Noah, Acting Dean (Academic and International) of Education Faculty at Universiti Putra Malaysia on the Scientific Approach in Career Choice.
- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin