Two religious teachers receive special awards

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TWO religious teachers were named “Guru Berjasa” and “Guru Harapan” in this year’s Teachers’ Day celebration held at the Islamic Da’wah Centre (PDI) for religious schools in Brunei Zone IIB yesterday.

Besides their contribution in the field of religious education, these teachers were also selected based on their active participation in religious competitions both at the national and international level.

Receiving the “Guru Berjasa” award was Hjh Safiah Md Jair of Sekolah Ugama Anggerek Desa Religious School, while the “Guru Harapan” award went to Rohayati Hj Abd Rahman from Pengiran Muda Abdul Azim Religious School, Serasa.

In an interview with The Brunei Times, Hjh Safiah said that she was grateful and overjoyed to have received the award and it was an unexpected one within her 31 years of her teaching profession.

In carrying out her duties as a teacher, she said that the sense of responsibility and being honest as well as being trustworthy are amongst the important values that teachers need to have.

“Although at times our responsibilities to our duties, and also to our family clashes, at the very least we should try our best to balance them out and give the best to both of them,” she said.

“As a teacher, so far I find it delightful to hear that all of the students I taught have achieved 100 per cent passes in their examinations, and probably this is the best experience I ever had in my 31 years as a teacher.”

She also shared that teachers should give out their best in teaching their students and to treat them as their own children, because in the end, teachers will also be evaluated not just their superiors but also by Allah SWT.

Sharing the same sentiment was Rohayati, the recipient for the “Guru Harapan” award who said teachers should also look for further improvements in themselves and not to be too proud of their achievements.

“Let our accomplishments be our motivation to further improve ourselves, while at the same time, we should also try to work well with others so everyone would be able to give out their best in their profession,” she said.

Meanwhile, four teachers were also selected for the Excellent Teacher award based on their performance in their respective fields of Al-Quran, Amali Agama (religious practical), Syariah and Usuluddin.

Hartini Hayati Hj Masri from Tentera Laut Diraja Brunei Religious School in Muara received the award for Al-Quran; Ruhaiedah Hj Md Hussien from Dato Mohd Yassin Religious School in RPN Menteri received the award for Amali Agama; Kairol Shah Mohd Salleh from Batu Marang Religious School received the award in Syariah; and Pg Hjh Raimah Pg Hj Chuchu of Pengiran Anak Puteri Azeemah Nikmatul Bolkiah Religious School in Kg Mentiri received the one for Usuluddin.

Three schools were also awarded for their accomplishments in producing 100 per cent passes in the recent Year Six Religious School Certificate Examination (SSRU). They were Pengiran Anak Puteri Azeemah Nikmatul Bokiah Religious School, Bolkiah Garrison Religious School and Hj Mohd Salleh Religious School in Kg Sg Hanching.

Additionally, certificates were also presented to teachers who retired from the profession — starting from October last year to September this year – to appreciate their contributions during their long years of teaching services.

Presenting the awards and certificates to the recipients was the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Ustaz Hj Harun Hj Juned.

The Brunei Times