MoE fetes young music enthusiasts

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THE Ministry of Education (MoE) has always welcomed cooperation and partnerships from regional and international agencies in support of the country’s pursuit of quality education.

In celebrating the successes of students in music classes organised by the Curriculum Development Department of MoE, the minister said that education in the country has embarked on bilateral and multilateral partnerships in areas of academic support, sharing of experiences and best practices, human resource development, specialised projects and others.

The minister’s comments came following the Appreciation and Exemplary Graduation Ceremony yesterday attended by the Korean Ambassador to Brunei His Excellency Choi Byung Koo.

The ceremony was held in honour of the budding ties shared between the ministry and Booyoung Company (Ltd) for the Republic of Korea.

The company has made several donations in the form of musical instruments in their efforts to promote and enhance music education.

Pg Hjh Sarah Pg Hj Kamuluddin, Director General of Education congratulated the six recipients for their musical talents on the piano and suggest that teachers identify ways to encourage creative musical development of young learners.

The event started with Adai-Adai and Jipin Laila Sembah, Brunei traditional dance performance by Jln 49 Lambak Kanan Primary School and Dato Haji Mohd Yassin School.

The prizes and certificates were presented by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Abu Bakar Hj Apong, Minister of Education and Dr Lee Joong Kuen, Chairman of Booyoung Group.

Wynona Curaming and Shawn Toh Ming Soong from Seri Sarjana Mulia School, graduates of the piano courses both of whom are recipients of the prizes and certificates, expressed their appreciation for the opportunities given.

To also mark the occassion yesterday, a donation of 200 digital pianos was made by Booyoung Group.

The contribution was made in a bid to provide Brunei students with new opportunities to learn music.

The education minister said that the donations, have given students variety and enhanced learning opportunities.

The pianos have also enabled students to engage in cultural promotions and the enrichment of extracurricular activities which has a positive impact on students’ learning.

He also underscored the close relationship and cooperation between his country and Brunei while highlighting the education minister’s visit to Korea in May 20, 2012.

The digital pianos have been distributed to designated private and government schools and institutions in, and around the country.

The event ended with a Brunei Traditional Children’s song, Cabuk-Cabuk Bertali Rambai and Oh Kanak-kanak by Rimba Two Primary School and a Malay version of the Korean Graduation song named Sejambak Bunga.

Present at the event was Dato Hj Yussof Hj Ismail, Deputy Education Minister; Dr Hj Junaidi Hj Abd Rahman, Permanent Secretary (Core Subject); Dato Paduka Dr Zulkarnain Hj Hanafi, Permanent Secretary (Higher Education); Hj Suhaila Hj Abdul Karim, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Core Education); Dr Hj Romaizah Hj Md Salleh, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Higher Education) and Pg Hj Sara Pg Hj Kamaluddin, Director of Schools and representatives from Ministry of Education.

The Brunei Times