His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam yesterday morning visited the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha Girls Arabic Religious Secondary School in Kampung Katok.

Upon arrival, His Majesty was greeted by Dayang Hajah Rusidah binti Haji Talip, the Principal of the school. The school's construction was completed last year under the 10th National Development Plan with more than Forty Six Million Dollars to place the students and teachers of the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha Girls Arabic Religious Secondary School.

Shortly after arrival, His Majesty held a closed discussion session with the Principal and tutors of the school. Present were Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Paduka Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, the Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, the Acting Minister of Religious Affairs, Awang Haji Mohammed Rosli bin Haji Ibrahim, the Permanent Secretary for Law and Welfare at the Prime Minister's Office and Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

His Majesty then received the junjung ziarah from the school's tutors and staff. The Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha Girls Arabic Religious Secondary School in Kampung Katok has 136 tutors and nearly One Thousand and Six Hundred female students from Year 7 to 11. The school has achieved excellence in the curriculum area with 95 point 8-9 percent recorded pass last year in the Brunei Religious Certificate of Education Examinations.

The school's gaol is to achieve the hope and aspiration of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam for it to be a unique Arabic Religious School with and Islamic educational system and expertise in Arabic Language, which is implemented to educate the young generation towards producing and shaping a nation with a strong belief with the Islamic teachings.

Source: Radio Television Brunei