The Straits Times
Published on Oct 31, 2012

Education exchanges with Brunei to be stepped up


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - Singapore will send more Malay- language teachers to Brunei next year as part of moves to step up education exchanges with the country.

Around 15 teachers will get to work in Bruneian schools for a week to see how Malay is taught there, and will attend lectures on culture and language at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

In return, Bruneian special education teachers will be attached to Singapore schools for those with mild intellectual disabilities, and attend briefings and discussions on their speciality.

The two countries will expand a twinning programme, started in 2007 to encourage cultural exchanges, from 10 pairs of schools to 15, Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday.