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NationalJPP awards three students for writing contest

Three winners of the Letter Writing Contest organised by the Department of Postal Services (JPP) in conjunction with the World Post Day 2021 were announced at the virtual prize presentation ceremony yesterday.

The champion, Claudine Fu Sin from Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar Secondary School, Belait District, won a cash prize of BND500, a trophy, and a certificate of participation. 

She will also represent Brunei in the International Letter-Writing Contest organised by the Universal Postal Union in Berne, Switzerland.

The second winner went to On Jia Xian from Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College (Maktab Sains), who walked away with a cash prize of BND300, a trophy, and a certificate.

And the third winner was won by Muhammad Darwisy bin Awang Salleh from Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar Secondary School, Belait District, and brought home a cash prize of BND200, trophy, and certificate.

In a welcoming address by the Acting Post Master General Haji Aminuddin bin Haji Mohd Taib as the guest of honour shared, the contest helps train the school students and show them the critical role played by the postal services in our society.

In addition, he also stated that such contests could instil the spirit in letter writing and ensure it will not be gone and further strengthen international ties. 

With the title, ‘Write a letter to a Family member about your experience of Covid-19’, the contest enables the creation of creative letter writing among the young generation and encourages literacy development by sharing their experience during the Covid-19.

A total of 360 primary and secondary school students aged between 9 and 15 years old have participated in the contest. Five consolation winners were also announced who won BND50, trophy, and certificate.

In light of the current Covid-19 situation, prizes are to be delivered to the winner’s respective homes.

Also in attendance were Deputy Post Master General Dr Awang Rosdi bin Haji Abdul Aziz as well as official representatives from the Department of Co-Curriculum Education, Principals, Teachers, parents of winners, and officers at JPP.

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