BLNG honours top students, teachers

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OVER 170 students and teachers in Belait were awarded for their academic excellence yesterday by Brunei Liquefied Natural Gas Sdn Bhd (Brunei LNG) in an event held at the Liang Lumut Recreation Centre (LLRC).

The company awarded 145 students and 30 teachers in four different categories, including children of Brunei LNG employees who achieved excellent academic results. They scored above 90 in final year exams in 2014, both internal and public examinations from the primary up to sixth form.

Yesterday's Guest of Honour, Deputy Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Religious Affairs Ustaz Hj Harun Hj Junid, applauded Brunei LNG for organising the Academic Excellence Awards for the 14th consecutive year, which he said showed the company's commitment towards academic development and progress.

"This shows that corporate organisations play an important role in the country towards achieving 2035 vision which is to produce highly skilled, competitive and resilient individuals," said the deputy permanent secretary.

This was also echoed by the Acting Headmistress of Lumut 1 Religious School, Ustazah Hjh Sarinah Hj Jair, in her welcoming address as the organising committee chairperson for the event, who said that the awardees are the country's most valuable assets who can be a source of motivation for other students.

Chung Hwa Middle School was recognised as Best Primary School, while Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Secondary School was Best Secondary School and Sungai Liang Religious School was Best Religious School. The awards were based on evaluations carried out by Department of Schools in Belait and the Department of Islamic Education.

Dk Norlela Pg Hj Matasan, a teacher from Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Religious School who received the Best Teacher award for the third time, told The Brunei Times she was surprised to receive the award for teaching Tauhid.

"Alhamdulillah, this reward is due to the pupils themselves for achieving excellent results in their end of year exams," she said.

Sharing her teaching tips, Dk Norlela said she prefers verbal exercises for pupils' revision, occasionally giving advices and extra classes.

Meanwhile, an 11-year-old from Chung Hwa Middle School in Kuala Belait who was amongst the 79 PSR students awarded, said that implementing a detailed timetable and following through with hard work led to his excellent results.

"I didn't think I would do so well, as some of the questions were tricky, but my preparation beforehand made sure that I could score five A's in the end," said Jacob Tojo Kattikran.

Joining the guest of honour to present the awards to students, teachers and school representatives were Brunei LNG Legal and Communications Manager Mohd Husini Hj Bakar and Operation Manager of Brunei LNG Hj Abd Rahman Hj Sirat.

The Brunei Times