Book launching marks a century of formal education

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FOUR books to commemorate a century of formal education in Brunei were launched last night by two faculties at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD).

The Academy of Brunei Studies (APB) and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) published two books each to enliven and reflect on centennial development of education in the sultanate.

Two separate books ‘Tradisi Dan Reformasi Pendidikan Merista Jasa Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien (Vol I and II)’ were launched by APB and it consists of a compilation of essays by scholars and history enthusiasts. It consists of 58 topics written by 58 local writers.

The volumes are divided into four themes which are the history of education; education in general; educational system and policy and special education. An anthology titled, ‘Cahaya Terus Bersinar’ which is a compilation of 100 poems by 37 renowned poets in the country was launched by FASS. It carries the theme of education especially on the importance of knowledge for students as the future of the nation along with teachers who are equipped with the responsibility to produce a knowledgeable and noble society.

It also acts as a historical lens showcasing the experiences of teachers and the changes in education from the past to the present day.

The second book novel launched by the Arts and Social Sciences Faculty was ‘Pengawal Kuala’ by the first recipient of the Southeast Asian Writers Award (SEA Write Award) Dato Paduka Hj Muslim Hj Burut.

The books were sponsored by Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah to act not only as a source of reference but also to help add value to the written academic and creative collection in the sultanate. Copies of the books were presented to senior government officers, writers and academicians of the university.

Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Chairman Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Suyoi Hj Osman attended the event.

The Brunei Times