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 consented to the amendment of the Compulsory Education Act Chapter 211, pertaining to the compulsory age for children to go to school, from six to five.
His Majesty said this in a titah during the 33rd Teacher’s Day celebration on Saturday.
“The amendment aims to strengthen early childhood education, which is a key aspect in building the foundation for children’s cognitive, social and emotional development,” the monarch said.
His Majesty also consented science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) subjects being made core electives to support a high-quality education system aligned with current needs and developments.
-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin