MoE to focus on basic education

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE Ministry of Education will be going "back to the basics" in education this year and focus on incorporating new teaching techniques, its minister told reporters yesterday on the sidelines of his working visit to two schools in the capital. "For this year, we will focus our efforts on going back to the basics. We will begin more determined efforts to ensure that every student, through our education system, from primary school, can read, write and count," said Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Lela Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdul Rahman Dato Setia Hj Mohamed Taib.

These fundamental skills necessary for students to learn - known as the three M's: membaca (reading), menulis (writing) and mengira (counting) are expected to be mastered by students by the time they reach Year Three.

"Our aim is that when children (reach) Year Three, challenges in reading, writing and counting do not pose a barrier to them moving forward," Pehin Dato Hj Abd Rahman said.

The minister assured that firm steps will be taken in order to realise the ministry's aim of refining fundamental education. "In that regard, we will also instruct teachers so that they will incorporate new teaching methods," he said.

"We will also focus our attention more towards student-centred learning and interactive learning. We will also focus (more) on (increasing) quality of teaching and learning," he added.

The Brunei Times