Jerudong students get certificates

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SIXTY-FOUR students from Jerudong International School’s (JIS) Year Six 2015 class received their certificates for the Primary Six Religious School Certificate Examinations yesterday.

The certificates were awarded by the guest of honour, Dato Paduka Hj Hisham Hj Mohd Hanifah, the deputy minister of finance and chairman of JIS board of directors, in a ceremony at the JIS Art Centre auditorium.

Two of the recipients were international students from Myanmar and Malaysia. Fifty students achieved Grade One, 10 got Grade Two and four received Grade Three. The passing rate was 98 per cent.

In an interview with The Brunei Times, Hjh Noraidah Hj Tengah, the principal of JIS religious school, said that one of their challenges was covering the syllabus in a shorter time.

“Our school period in one week is only 26 periods. The government schools have 30 periods,” she said.

“We produced our own notes for the students’ better understanding and conducted extra classes. The students had at least two hours of extra classes every Saturday and on weekdays during school holidays,” she added.

"Alhamdulillah, even though we are an international school, our students still succeeded. We can't have this negative thinking where just because the students are from international schools, they can't do it," Hjh Noraidah said.

Seven students received outstanding awards by achieving Grade One and Aggregate Five.

The best student award went to 15-year-old Fatimah Dr Hj Yusoof.

Fatimah said she prepared herself by not forgetting to perform her prayers.

“I prayed a lot and I did Sunat Hajat prayers. I would also recite dzikir before exam,” she said.

“Everyone studies in their own way but I think the most important thing is to pray more and to remember Allah SWT because even if you study over and over again, if Allah SWT doesn’t help you, you can’t get it. I think the most important thing is to remember Allah SWT,” advised Fatimah.

The ceremony started with the recital of Surah Al-Mulk by Fatimah, followed by speeches by Hjh Noraidah and Richard Humes, JIS deputy principal.

Dato Paduka Hj Hisham received a token from Hjh Noraidah as a gesture of appreciation.

Also present at the ceremony were Ministry of Religious Affairs Permanent Secretary Dato Seri Setia Ustaz Hj Abd Aziz Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Hj Md Yusof and Deputy Permanent Secretary Ustaz Hj Harun Hj Junid.

The JIS religious school currently has 268 students with 65 students taking their primary six exam starting November 17.

The Brunei Times