Low student-teacher ratio boosts Year Six results

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A LOW student-teacher ratio helped Year Six students at the Abdul Rashid Primary School in Tanjong Maya, Tutong, score excellent results in the Primary Schools Assessment (PSR) examinations.

Principal of the school said that all five students who took the PSR examinations last year scored grade A to C for each of their subjects.

Siti Nurhidayah Abdullah Tujoh said this on the sidelines of a visit to the school by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.


“There are a total of 69 students here and they are taught by 14 teachers so the teachers do not handle too many students in each class,” said Siti Nurhidayah.

Siti Nurhidayah, who was a student at the school herself nearly three decades ago, expressed hopes that the current Year Six students will emulate their predecessors in achieving excellent results during this year’s PSR examinations.

InsyaAllah, although students are individuals and have different abilities, we hope that this year our students can also score just as well as last year’s results,” she said.

The 87 year-old school was established in 1930 following a land grant by a local penghulu after whom the school is named.

Siti Nurhidayah said that, in the past, the school served many of the kampungs in the area but many of the kampungs now have primary schools of their own.

“Of course, it would be alright if there were more students because the more the merrier but having 69 students is not a problem,” she said.

The Brunei Times