Arif Budiman Malay Language Teachers’ Award 2016

Published Date: 07 April 2016 12:00 AM

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1. The Arif Budiman Malay Language Teachers’ Award (AGAB) aims to recognise Malay Language teachers who have made excellent contributions to the teaching and learning of the Malay Language in mainstream schools. The Arif Budiman Malay Language Teachers’ Award 2016 is jointly conferred by the Malay Language Council, Singapore (MBMS), Malay Language Teachers Association (PGBM), Berita Harian and MOE’s Malay Language Learning and Promotion Committee.

2. The award, which is in its 10th year, has recognised a total of 40 Malay Language teachers from primary schools, secondary schools and junior colleges/centralised institute thus far.

3. Four awards will be given in two categories. The Arif Budiman Teacher Award (Role Model) is presented to outstanding Malay Language teachers with at least 10 years of teaching service. The Arif Budiman Teacher Award (Motivation) is presented to outstanding Malay Language teachers with less than 10 years of teaching service.

4. Nominees will be evaluated on their ability to instil the love for knowledge, skills and interest in the learning of the Malay language, literature and culture among students. Their dedication and commitment to the pursuit of excellence in the teaching and learning of the Malay Language in the classrooms and beyond, and their care and concern for the well-being of students will also be considered. Nominees should reflect the attributes of ‘Arif Budiman’ – the learned person who contributes to society – through excellent and exemplary service as an educator.

5. Nominations open from 8 April 2016 to 20 May 2016. Students, teachers, supervisors, parents and members of the public are invited to nominate potential candidates using the official nomination forms which will be disseminated to all Singapore mainstream schools. The nomination forms may also be downloaded from the following websites:

6. More information can also be obtained by emailing MOE_MLLPC_Secretariat@moe.gov.sg.

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