KUPU SB sees drop in students

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THE Seri Begawan Religious Teaching University College has recorded a decrease in new students this year.

A total of 134 students enrolled at the higher learning institution as the ninth intake, compared to 244 in the previous year.

During the closing of its one-week orientation week, teachers were urged to uphold integrity to become exemplary figures.

Permanent Secretary of Religious Affairs Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdul Aziz OKML Hj Md Yussof said educators must work hard in equipping themselves with knowledge, skills, and attitude.

“By doing this, InsyaAllah, they can be excellent teachers and quality Muslims. This will also result in the teaching profession to be continuously respected by the community,” he said.

Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary of Religious Affairs Hj Johar Hj Muhammad delivered the permanent secretary’s speech.

He went on to say the role of teachers is important because they are entrusted by parents to educate, guide and expand the fitrah (natural disposition, which is inclined towards right action and submission to Allah SWT) of their students.

Teachers in Islam are noble because they are the successors of Prophet Muhammad SAW (pbuh) in delivering knowledge based on Al-Quran and As-Sunnah, he said.

Educators must establish personality traits as required by Islam as they are qudwah and uswah (good examples), the permanent secretary continued.

Throughout the orientation, the students attended briefings on academic and examination matters as well as participated in religious activities such as hadith recitals.

The Brunei Times