89 students to join tuition programme

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

A TOTAL of 89 students will be joining the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Foundation’s (YSHHB) Education Intervention Programme this year.

The selected students have been divided into four groups. One of the Brunei-Muara groups will be attending weekly tuition classes at the Sengkurong Sixth Form Centre.

The Year 5 and 6 students will be learning English, Mathematics, Bahasa Melayu and Science while the Year 10 and 11 students will be learning English, Mathematics D, Bahasa Melayu and Combined Science.

According to YSHHB, the programme is aimed at helping students who are in need of guidance and assistance further improve their examination results and students from underprivileged families.

The programme also aims to ensure that the students continue to pursue and improve their education.

In an interview with The Brunei Times during a briefing yesterday at the Sengkurong Sixth Form Centre, YSHHB’s Assistant Managing Director Hjh Donnaliza Abdullah Puasa said the students were selected by the schools through an assessment.

The schools were given a guideline by YSHHB where they focus on students who aren’t performing as well as others and students from low-income families.

“We hope the students will benefit from this programme. We are working hard. The schools, parents, community and Yayasan are doing our best to provide this opportunity to develop them and help them do better, to give them extra help,” she said.

She encouraged the students to fully optimise the programme by having a positive mindset and attitude toward education.

Hjh Donnaliza highlighted the importance of education, as it can change their life, saying the students should be aware that they need to develop into skillful and knowledgeable individuals.

“Education is the passport to work. It’s the passport to a better life. To break out of the poverty cycle is getting an education and using it to empower them to be better,” she said.

Hjh Donnaliza also encouraged parents to be willing and committed to support their children by continuing to send them to school and the tuition classes on time.

She added that parents should also continue to monitor their children after school, help them with their homework and stay updated on their school work and tasks.

Hj Ali Yusri Abdul Ghafor, head of the Counseling and Career Guidance Section under the Department of Schools at the Ministry of Education, said separately that the parents’ support during the programme is crucial for the students’ success.

He said the parents should always make sure their children attend the classes and are focused on their studies.

“Don’t let events such as barbecues and weddings stop them from attending these classes. This is the opportunity to teach the students. The classes are only once a week. If you miss it, it’s a loss,” he said.

Ali Yusri urged the parents to also support the students by coming home early to help them with their homework.

The Brunei Times