Bandar Seri Begawan - Nine teachers from Chinese schools nationwide yesterday received long service awards from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Brunei held in conjunction with the Teacher's Day celebration. The ceremony was held at the Orchid Garden Hotel in Berakas.
The annual event of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Brunei on behalf of the Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission, Taiwan. It was held as part of their motivation and appreciation to teachers who have been working hard in giving their services in teaching.
The long service awards were presented to overseas Chinese schoolteachers who have served their services at the respective Chinese schools in the country for 10, 20 and 30 years.
A representative of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Brunei Darussalam, Mr Albert Huang, presented the awards.
Three teachers received 30 years of service awards - Ms Tan Mee Lan and Mr Simon Chin Ah Kau both from Chung Hwa Middle School, BSB and Ms Sang Choon Lian from Chung Hua Middle School, KB. They each received, a certificate, an honourable gold medal and US$200.
Two teachers received the award for 20 years of service - Ms Fong Kui Len from Chung Hua Middle School, KB and Ms Leong Yueh Moi from Chung Hwa. School Kiudang - each received a certificate, an honourable silver medal and US$150. The other four teachers received awards for 10 years of service - Ms Chang Wan Nee and Ms Lai Sui Sien both from Chung Hwa Middle School, BSB; Mr Chiew Keng Kok from Chung Ching Middle School, Seria and Mr Wong Hoi Hwa from Chung Lian School, Sg Liang. They each received a certificate and US$100.
Mr Simon Chin Ah Kau from Chung Hwa Middle School, BSB who has been teaching for almost 31 years, expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the organiser, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Brunei, for recognising their hard work and efforts in teaching. He also received an award from the Rotary Club of BSB for the same purpose.
Present at the event were principals and deputy. principals from respective schools and staff from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Brunei.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin