THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF EDUCATION MADE A WORKING VISIT TO SCHOOLS
17th May 2008, Brunei-Muara – Schools were called upon to diversify the uses of their libraries and to furnish them with amenities that were capable of attracting the interest of the students and were relevant with the changing times. This motion was stressed upon by the Honourable Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Lela Dato Seri Setia Hj Awg Abdul Rahman Dato Setia Hj Mohamed Taib, Minister of Education during the working visit today to the Sayyidina Abu Bakar Secondary School.
During a briefing and discussion dialogue with the principal of the school, the Honourable Pehin emphasized the need for the library to become popularised among the students, which can increase the students' capabilities, especially in instilling and encouraging a love for reading. The school was also urged to increase their academic programmes to a level that was more challenging and full of creativity, in order to ensure that the students reach their full potential. This initiative was in conjunction with SPN 21, the 21st Century National Education System, which aimed to introduce skills among students, such as skills in the fields of ICT, reading, communication and language, with priority on good achievements in the mathematics and science subjects.
Prior to the visit to Sayyidina Abu Bakar Secondary School, the Honourable Pehin visited the Berakas Beach Primary School, which had been established by the Ministry of Defence (MinDef) to serve the purpose of educating the children of the soldiers in the Berakas Garrison. At the primary school, the minister had the chance to interact with the students and witness first-hand the teaching and learning processes used at the school, as well as co-curriculum activities that were conducted by the students. During a discussion session, the minister lauded MinDef for providing the school's infrastructure and he expressed his hope that the school would cooperate with the ministry in raising the academic achievements of the students.
Accompanying the Honourable Pehin on both visits were the deputy minister, permanent secretaries and senior officials of the ministry.
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