Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Glorious Teachers - Excellent Students.

Teachers and students are two interrelated entities which mutually support each other towards the pursuit of glory and excellence in education. Educational excellence among students requires the teachers' ability in educating, instructing and guiding the students to achieve progress, prosperity and human perfection as a national asset.
Glorious teachers are those who possess both academic excellence and respectable personality. Academically these teachers are highly educated and acknowledgeable, having experties in instructional techniques, visionary and steadfastly adhering to the faith (Aqidah) as decreed by Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) in a hadith narrated by Imam Malik which reads, "I have left two matters with you. As long as you hold them, you will not go the wrong way. They are the Book of Allah and the Sunna of His Propeht".
Excellent students are those who achieve excellence in both academic and co-curricular disciplines, as well as possessing commendable moral values. In pursuing excellence, students require guidance and support from teachers who have the above-mentioned qualities.
Towards realising the theme's vision, the Teachers Service Scheme which was approved by the Government of His Majesty Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam will not only be able to elevate the status of teaching profession in this country but also to produce teachers and school leaders who are competent and of high quality. In addition to the long-term training programmes at home and abroad, professional development programmes for the short term should also be implemented on an ongoing basis such as the School Laedership Programme and development programme of teachers in various subjects including literacy programs, numeracy and lesson study.
Looking forward, we have no other choice but to strengthen the quality of teachers because quality is the key to ensuring that they achieve success. It is therefore imperative that teachers should be aware of their responsibilities and obligations since they are entrusted with the high expectation placed by the society and the nation to educate the students to become useful citizens.
It is hoped that, by Allah's grace, this year's Teachers' Day will encourage and motivate teachers to achieve glory in education. The excellence of both the teachers and students is a development complementary to each other. It is through strengthening the two parties will the Ministry of Education's Vision and the Nation's Vision of 2035 be realised. (Teachers' Day 2010, Organising Committee).

HM delivering the Titah,
during this morning's 'Sambutan Hari Guru 2010' at ICC Berakas.

The Royal entourage

Among the ladies attendees, most of them are school teachers.

The Honourable Minister of Education delivering the welcoming speech

As well as the men attendees, they are teachers from various schools.

Among the award recepients

Also the award recepients
The Special Mention Award recepient

Behind the scene shots, with the choir group.

Breakfast prior to the event.
This man is known as 'Nini Boi' (Grand-father').

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