Dr Hj Junaidi hails PGGMB’s 78-year contributions
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Members of the Brunei Malay Teachers Association (PGGMB) yesterday gathered for an education seminar which aimed to place further emphasis on the role of teachers as catalysts for the future generation. The event was held in conjunction with PGGMB’s Family Day 2015 celebration as well as the association’s Teachers’ Day 2015 celebration.
For the seminar, three working papers were delivered by West Malaysia Malay Teachers Association President Dato’ Hj Mohamed Sabri Hj Md Arsad, Singapore Malay Teachers Association Advisor Mohammad Thahirrudin Shadat Kadarisman, and Deputy Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Teachers Executive Board Dr Unifah Rosyidi.
Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) Director of Academy of Brunei Studies Associate Professor Ampuan Dr Hj Ibrahim Ampuan Hj Tengah also delivered a working paper yesterday. Present as the guest of honour was Ministry of Education (MoE) Permanent Secretary of Core Education Dr Hj Junaidi Hj Abdul Rahman.
Dr Hj Junaidi said that the contributions of PGGMB throughout its 78 years cannot be forgotten, calling it an “agent of change” and “a model of an experienced volunteer association” which should be emulated by other non-government organisations in Brunei.
“PGGMB, as an association, has reflected the spirit of Malay teachers, and can even be said to represent the spirit of the Malay community,” he said.
The permanent secretary said that it was hoped that the PGGMB would continue to be relevant, thriving and successful towards contributing to education development in the country.
“The results of these investments will be a continuous source (for the MoE) to generate and conduct any activities,” he said.
Dr Hj Junaidi presented prizes to five high-achieving students – whose parents are PGGMB members - who had done well in last year’s public exams.
The students were Muhammad Zahwan Pg Hj Azhar, Muhammad Adib Pg Suhaimi, Nur Hadirah Hj Dunglah, Ahmad Rusydi Hj Salleh and Norhamizah Osman.
The Brunei Times