History centre to target primary students

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE Brunei History Centre will be extending its outreach programme in Tutong District to primary schools to educate more students on the nation’s past.

In a recent interview with The Brunei Times, Azwan Kampong, an officer at the history centre under its exhibition unit, said the centre will be reaching out to several primary schools in Tutong this September.

The move is part of the centre’s initiative to instil a passion for and appreciation of Brunei’s history amongst students.

Azwan said the centre has held a similar programme aimed at secondary schools but noted that they’ve decided to extend their services to primary schools as well.

He said the programme will be held for three days.

Azwan added that from his observations, many primary students lack knowledge on Brunei’s past and the genealogy of the nation’s former rulers, prompting the centre to come up with various history programmes and roadshows.

In its ongoing efforts to get the younger generation interested in its publications and research, the centre recently launched its ‘moving exhibition’ where it is currently making the rounds at schools across the country to educate students on Bruneian history.

“We’ve covered some schools in Brunei-Muara district already, but we’re targeting 14 schools by June 4.

“We feel that by doing this, we can help students – especially primary students in Year 1 to 3 – to know more about their country’s history, and they can hopefully pick up some valuable information that they might not be taught in class,” said Azwan.

Pg Siti Norbaya Pg Hj Omar, an assistant officer from the centre’s exhibition unit, said the Brunei history roadshow has been well received.

The Brunei Times