Various issues related to the Ministry of Education were raised when the session reconvened in the afternoon. Among the issues that were focused on by the council was the efficacy of the Harapan Programme raised by Yang Berhormat Pengiran Haji Ali bin Pengiran Maon. In response to the question, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman, Minister of Education explained that the programme had a mixed effect.
Yang Berhormat said regarding the impact on the academy namely the result, it is indirect with the programmes and it was found that 4 out of 5 secondary schools which follow the programme showed improvement, which is 80 percent of the schools while one school still needs improvement. It is understood that the school do face other challenges, so the programme may need to be strengthened with other programmes to show improvement.
Source: Radio Television Brunei