Top Arabic and religious school students feted

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

A TOTAL of 225 students were feted in a awards ceremony for outstanding students from Arabic and religious schools nationwide yesterday.

Out of the 225, 43 were special needs students who have passed their Primary Six Religious School Certificate Examinations (SSSRU) last year.

Acting Assistant Director of Islamic Studies Hjh Surbiah Hj Tengah said the ceremony showed that the Islamic Studies Department does not neglect the needs of their special needs students and it showed that special need students can excel in their studies.

Organised by the Islamic Education Department, the event was held at the Dewan Tarbiyyah at the Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College (KUPU SB).

Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs Hj Mohammad Sunadi Hj Buntar presented the awards to the students.

This was the second time the awards for special needs students was presented.

Hjh Surbiah said the academic achievement of the special needs students was something to be proud of as 43 out of the 52 students (83 per cent) passed the SSSRU examination in 2014.

In 2013, 26 out of 42 students (62 per cent) passed the exam.

The ceremony also presented awards to 33 of the best students in the religious schools based on their examination results and co-curriculum activities.

Awards were also given to 144 students from primary one to six who were the best in their respective zones.

The five best students for excellence in academic and co-curriculum activities under the national level were also awarded.

The Brunei Times