In an effort to test the oral skills in Brunei poetry declamation among the secondary school and Sixth Form Centre students, Co-Curriculum Education Department held the 'Menambang Syair Permata Nilam Mutiara karya Ibnu Abdir Raheem' competition. The competition was held at the Information Department yesterday morning.

Four teams competed in the final. Each team of 5 students were required to declaim the poetry using the rhythms of 'Tambang Begawan', 'Siti Zubaidah', 'Si Mercu Gunung', 'Tambang Beranyut' and 'Berunggai Lanjar'. Berakas Secondary School emerged champion of the competition. Second place went to Sultan Sharif Ali Secondary School and Meragang Sixth Form Centre came in third.

Prizes were presented by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Putera Maharaja Dato Paduka Awang Haji Abdul Ghani bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Dewa Dato Paduka Awang Haji Abdul Rahim, Member of the Legislative Council. The competition was held in conjunction with the 35th Brunei Darussalam National Day.

Source: Radio Television Brunei