Thursday, 07 February 2019 - Special Education Unit (SEU), Ministry of Education organised a Certificate Presentation Ceremony, as well as an Open Day event to celebrate the graduation of 75 students who recently completed a 5-year Pre-Vocational Programme between 2014 and 2018.
The Certificate Presentation Ceremony held at the Mahligai Hall in Airport Mall, Berakas this morning while the Open Day is scheduled to take place this afternoon. The expected Guest of Honour was Yang Mulia Hajah Anis Faudzulani binti Hj Dzulkiflee, Acting Director General of Education at the Ministry of Education.
Other esteemed guests included senior officials, parents, Home Room Teachers, Principals, employers as well as representatives from the voluntary and corporate sectors, officers from the Special Education Unit and various officials from the Ministry of Education.
The event started with a Welcoming Address delivered by Yang Mulia Awang Ali Yusri Bin Abdul Ghafor, Acting Head at the Special Education Unit and Chairperson of the Organising Committee. This followed with the Guest of Honour presenting Certificates to the 75 graduating students. Certificates of Appreciation were also presented to 4 Home Room Teachers and 6 Special Education Needs Assistance (SENA) teachers who have recently retired from services. 16 companies were also highlighted and awarded with Certificates of Appreciation for their support and partnership in providing work placements for students in the Pre-Vocational Programme.
The Pre-Vocational Programme is a 5-year secondary school programme designed to meet the needs of students with special needs who require additional support in mastering skills in one or more of the following domains: academic, social and communication, physical, sensory and independent living. The Programme itself is an alternative pathway and sets out to maximise the potential of students with special needs so they are able to acquire various independent living skills and basic vocational skills which empower them to become independent adults.
The 5-year Programme includes:
- Years 7, 8 and 9: Basic Academic, Visits on Career Exploration and Preparation;
- Year 10: Career Placement and Career Awareness;
- Year 11: Career Specialisation Placement and Follow-up.
Facilitated by the Home Room Teachers (HRT), specialised classrooms within 28 secondary school settings are used for the Pre-Vocational Programme. Students spend the majority of their time in their specialised classrooms but are also encouraged to join other students from mainstream classes during co-curricular activities, break times and Assembly.
The morning Ceremony concluded with an exhibition consisting of a wide variety of items prepared by students from the Pre-Vocational Programme from 22 secondary schools which will also be sold to the general public. Among the item includes hand-crafted bags, pillows, framed artwork, framed needlework, fresh produce grown in gardens and greenhouses, biscuits, cupcakes and rosella jam.
Meanwhile, the afternoon session continued with the Open Day event where parents/guardians of students with special needs are invited to meet and network with representatives from several institutions/agencies that could potentially assist in broadening their career prospects. A number of institutions/agencies ranging from those providing learning and co-curricular sporting opportunities, to those specializing in work related vocational and technical skills will be present to meet with interested and eligible candidates.
Among the institutions/agencies that will be participating are The JobCentre Brunei Manpower Policy and Planning Unit, Energy and Industry Department (EIDPMO), Prime Minister's Office; Youth Development Centre, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports; a number of campuses under the Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE); Pusat Bahagia, JAPEM, UnikLearn, Paralympics Council Brunei Darussalam (PCBD), Special Olympics Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam National Association of the Blind (BDNAB), Persatuan Orang Kurang Pendengaran Kebangsaan (OKP) to name a few.
Khamis, 07 Februari 2019 - Kementerian Pendidikan melalui Unit Pendidikan Khas (UPK) telah mengadakan Majlis Penyampaian Sijil Pelajar Program Pra-Vokasional Sesi 2014-2018 diselajurkan dengan Hari Terbuka Pelajar-Pelajar Berkeperluan Khas Peringkat Menengah. Majlis Penyampaian sijil diadakan di Dewan Mahligai, Airport Mall, Berakas pagi ini. Manakala Hari Terbuka Pelajar-Pelajar Berkeperluan Khas telah diadakan pada sebelah petang hari yang sama.
Hadir selaku tetamu kehormat majlis ialah Yang Mulia Hajah Anis Faudzulani, pemangku Ketua Pengarah Pendidikan, Kementerian Pendidikan.
Juga hadir, pegawai kanan, ibu bapa, guru bilik rumah, pengetua, majikan serta wakil dari sektor sukarela dan korporat, pegawai dari Unit Pendidikan Khas serta pegawai-pegawai dari Kementerian Pendidikan.
Majlis dimulai dengan ucapan alu-aluan daripada Yang Mulia Awang Ali Yusri Bin Abdul Ghafor, pemangku Ketua Unit Pendidikan Khas, juga selaku Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Penganjur. Ini diikuti dengan menyampaikan sijil kepada 75 orang pelajar yang lulus. Sijil Penghargaan juga disampaikan kepada 4 Guru 'Home-room' dan 6 Penolong Guru Pendidikan Berkeperluan Khas (SENA) yang baru-baru ini bersara daripada perkhidmatan. 16 syarikat juga ditonjolkan serta dianugerahkan dengan Sijil Penghargaan untuk sokongan dan perkongsian mereka dalam menyediakan penempatan kerja untuk pelajar-pelajar dalam Program Pra-Vokasional.