15 students head off on Singapore Twinning programme
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
FIFTEEN students from Sultan Sharif Ali Secondary School will be involved in a Twinning Programme with Singapore’s Victoria School after leaving the Sultanate for a five-day trip yesterday.
Accompanying the students were three education officers from the school with Rosnani Hj Mohd Bakir leading the delegation.
The programme was organised by the Ministry of Education (MoE) in collaboration with Singapore’s Ministry of Education with aim to give the students an opportunity to learn and expose themselves with various cultures in overseas schools.
Besides strengthening relationship with both countries through education, Rosnani also highlighted the benefits that students could have under this programme.
According to the officer, the students will be taking part in classes in the morning and make educational visits to several institutions such as Science Centre in Singapore.
“The activities include observation in classes such as how teachers and students communicate and collaborate with one another, their activities during Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) and so on.
“It is important to differentiate both education system as we were told that Singapore’s education system is excellent in this region,” she added.
She went on to say that the twinning programme could benefit students in terms of exposing them to see different culture as well as observe behaviour amongst students in the Singapore’s Victoria School.
“Hopefully, this programme could be an alternative way to socialise our future generation to be more proactive as well as having good communication skills. Hopefully these could be achieved through their active participation and interaction with Singaporean students.
“Most importantly, from this programme, we want the students to feel motivated and confident in their study,” she continued.
A 15-year-old female student, Nur Sa’datul Yasmin Md Sunadi said that besides gaining experiences, the twinning programme motivates her to pursue her future education overseas.
“Singapore has been the most improved country and this could be a great opportunity for us to improve our knowledge and skills from an advanced community,” she said.
This year’s participants were amongst Years Seven, Nine and Ten students from science classes.
The Brunei Times