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Coding with Smart Devices Prize Presentation Ceremony

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

The Ministry of Education through the Department of Curriculum Development in collaboration with the Authority  for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) today organised a prize presentation ceremony for the final competition of the pilot project “Coding with Smart Devices for Government Schools”, which was held at Dewan Puteri, Sekolah Tinggi Peremuan Raja Isteri (STPRI).  


Present as the guest of honour at the event was Yang Mulia Awang Haji Md Salleh bin Haji Othman, Member of the Legislative Council and Penghulu Mukim Bukit Sawat. In attendance at the ceremony were Yang Mulia Ir. Awang Haji Jailani bin Haji Buntar, Chief Executive of AITI and Yang Mulia Ali Hamdani bin Haji Muhammad Diah, Director of the Curriculum Development Department, Ministry of Education (MOE), senior officers as well as school leaders.  


The ceremony began with the recital of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat, followed by a welcoming remark by the Chief Executive of AITI. The event then continued with a presentation by Yang Mulia Wong Teck Sion, Director of FutureChamp in his capacity as the Project Facilitator, to share the outcome of the pilot project. The  winners of the ‘Coding with Smart Devices for Government Schools’ competition were presented with their awards, and participants received certificates of appreciation at the end of the event. 


The winners of the competition are as follows: 


Ring:bit Category – Primary School Level 

Winner: Team Kembayau (Rimba III Primary School) 

First Runner-up: Team NetZen (Katok A Primary School) 

Second Runner-up: Microkids (Mabohai Primary School) 


Maqueen Category – Secondary School Level  

Winner: Team Delite (Menglait Secondary School, Gadong) 

First Runner-up:  Team Robotech (Menglait Secondary School, Gadong) 

Second Runner-up: Team Ranch (Tạnjong Maya Secondary School, Tutong) 


After the prize presentation ceremony, the guest of honour was invited to view the demonstrations of smart devices created by the winners and participants of the competition.  


The “Coding with Smart Devices” project is an initiative by MOE and AITI, to improve coding skills and computational thinking through learning using smart devices, specifically Bee-Bot and Micro:bit. The project started in July 2023, involving 35 teachers and 195 students from Year 4, 5, 7 and 8 from four selected Government primary schools and four selected Government secondary schools in Brunei Darussalam.  


At the end of this pilot project, competitions were organised to evaluate the level of understanding of the students by incorporating the use of smart devices through learning. Twelve (12) groups from the selected Government primary schools and twelve (12) groups from the selected Government secondary schools competed in the final competition this morning.  


It is intended for this pilot project to enhance students’ knowledge, skills and interest in the field of ICT, with a specific emphasis on refining coding skills. AITI is committed to sustaining a pivotal role in advancing the nation’s development, particularly within the ICT sector, by fostering capacity-building initiatives among the communities and businesses.  This strategic focus aims to equip individuals and enterprises with essential digital skills and knowledge, to ensure Brunei Darussalam will remain competitive and will be able to make meaningful contributions to the digital economy amidst the challenges and opportunities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  


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