MoE holds talks with Tutong grassroots leaders

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THE Ministry of Education (MoE) met with Tutong grassroots leaders yesterday to discuss education initiatives for primary schoolchildren in the district.

Tutong District Officer Wardi Hj Mohd Ali and LegCo member Yang Berhormat Hj Ramli Hj Lahit were present for the discussions which covered Primary School Assesment (PSR) targets, the Compulsory Education Act of 2007, attendance and parental support.

Acting Director-general of Education Hj Abdul Rahim Derus began the session with a talk on the Compulsory Education Act 2007, which requires all children in the sultanate to attend school for at least nine years.

In the talk, Hj Abdul Rahim also stressed that all citizens and permanent residents born after January 1, 2002 are required to officially register and study at a school.

The target of 90 per cent of students achieving Grades A to C in PSR 2017 was also mentioned by Acting Director of Schools Zaman Hj Gapar.

Five areas have been indentified to achieve the goal, the acting director said, including leadership, accountability and performance management and social factors.

The meeting was held at the residence of the Tutong district officer.

The Brunei Times