To ensure that special needs students are given equal opportunities to master the reading of Al-Quran, the Special Education Unit, Ministry of Education, has organised the Memorisation of Ayat-Ayat Lazim Competition for special needs students in secondary schools.

Awang Muhd Khairi bin Abdullah from Pengiran Isteri Hajah Mariam Secondary School in Serasa; and Dayang Rabiatul Nadzirah binti Radzuan from Raja Isteri Girls High School, emerged champion in male and female categories. Meanwhile, Awang Abdul Munin bin Abdullah Mutalif from Sayyidina Abu Bakar Secondary School and Dayang Nurulain Syafiqah binti Khalid Saban of the Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Masna Secondary School won the the Pre-Vocational Programme. Prizes were presented by Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, the Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs. Also present were Dayang Nadia Lee Siew Hoon binti Abdullah, the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education and Doctor Awang Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal, the Rector of Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University, UNISSA.

Source: Radio Television Brunei