Marina Chek Bujang


Marina Chek Bujang

Principal Maktab Duli
Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah (Maktab Duli)

Marina Chek Binti Bujang is a change agent. When she is placed in a school, the question she asks is a pragmatic one: How do I take it to the next level?

Marina assumed the role of Principal of SMPNJPHAB School in KB in 2002. By 2009 she had turned the school around making it one of the top five government schools in Brunei.

When Marina was posted to Maktab Duli in March 2010, she ‘wasted no time’ in mobilising the teaching and non-teaching staff – creating a ‘solid force’. The results from 2012’s GCE “A level” examination showed a record 86% of students qualified for university education. In 2013, the school exceeded its target in the percentage of students achieving 3 A levels in their GCE “A Level” examination.

Despite her busy schedule she found time to serve as the chairperson of JAPTIM, a committee of government school principals and deputy principals from 2011- 2013. She acquired her Masters (M.Ed.) with distinction at UBD in 2005 and is currently pursuing her Doctorate In Education at UBD on a part-time basis.

This article was published in the Apr-Jun 2014 issue of Inspire Magazine. Download it here!