35 MoRA officials complete four-day programme

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THIRTY-FIVE officials under the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) yesterday received certificates for their participation in a four-day event 4‘T’ programme. 

The programme — Responsibility, Tarbiyah, Therapy and Taqwa — organised by the Counselling unit of Islamic Da’wah Centre, aimed at providing information on the roles and responsibility of being a government personnel as well as parents.

Head of the Counselling unit, Hj Badaruddin Hj Basar, said in order to become well-organised civil servants, one has to acquire additional knowledge as well.

 He said the programme featured team building activities, therapy session and workplace safety — which were directed by various agencies including Royal Brunei Police Force, Fire & Rescue Department, Bru Cert, Community Development Department, Health Promotion Centre as well as Counselling division from Schools and Public Services Department.

 Hj Badaruddin said the personnel are not well-informed on parenting skills and the programme taught them on how to deal with their children.

“Some personnel, who are also parents, are not aware about their children’s involvement in negative activities such as smoking and drugs. They need to know how to overcome such personal issues within their families as their problems at home could affect their work performance,” he said.

Prior to presenting certificates, the participants were briefed on the importance of discipline by Ali Yusri Abdul Ghafor, head of special education unit at the Ministry of Education.  He reiterated the importance of civil servants to be punctual at work and manage their time properly.

The Brunei Times