Year 8 topic on smoking to include dangers of vaping

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THE Ministry of Education (MoE) is collaborating with the Ministry of Health to revise the current topic on smoking carried in the Science syllabus.

In a working paper presented by MoE’s Curriculum Development Department (CDD) and the Health Promotion Centre (HPC), it said that the revised topic will be taught to Year 8 students nationwide next year in hopes to raise more awareness on the dangers of smoking.

Additional information will include the harmful effects of e-cigarettes and “vaping”.

The revision is in line with His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s titah in conjunction with his 67th birthday where the monarch raised concerns over a large number of smokers being parents.

To accomodate the revision, a two-day workshop began yesterday which saw the participation of 64 Science teachers from 32 schools in Brunei-Muara and Temburong districts.

Hj Shamsulbahri Hj Muhammad, head of CDD’s Science Unit gave a welcome speech and talk on the revised topic.

The workshops are a platform where teachers and health officials can share the latest updates as well as activities and effective teaching methodologies.

A similar two-day workshop will be conducted on November 10 with a group of 36 science teachers from 18 schools in Tutong and Belait.

The Brunei Times