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​Quality inclusive education, excellent students with special needs

​Ensure quality programmes and services to enable students with special needs to achieve their fullest potential

​Yang Mulia Awang Eddy Fazlin bin Haji Amdan (Acting)
​Simpang 240, (Kawasan SR Pintu Malim)
Kg Pintu Malim,
Jalan Kota Batu, BSB
​Tel: 244 6553/ 7413872 (Whatsapp)
Fax: 244 6551

About Us
The concept of inclusive education was officially embraced by Brunei Darussalam in 1994. Formerly known as the Special Education Unit (SEU), SEU was initially set up as a Unit under the Permanent Secretary office (Core Education) in 1994. On 1st June 2021, it was upgraded as a department under the Ministry of Education and hereafter be referred to as the Department of Special Education.

The first batch of Special Education Needs Assistance (SENA) teachers completed their Certificate in Special Education in 1997. This department is responsible for implementing special education provisions by collaborating with schools and relevant stakeholders. In order to strengthen inclusive education in Brunei Darussalam, Special Education Needs Assistance (SENA) teachers play the key role of ensuring that the learning environment is flexible for students with special needs who have an Individualised Education Plan – IEP). Students with special needs are supported by SENA Teachers either in the classroom or in the Learning Assistance Centre (LAC) through one-to-one or in a small group of 1:3).

Inclusion in education or inclusive education is a concept and process of addressing and responding to the diversity of needs of all learners. It is about the presence, participation and achievement of all regardless of their disability, gender, ethnicity, religion, or geographical location. Achieving this requires a multitude of educational provisions, practices and programmes in order to respond to the diversity of needs of all students. One such educational approach is through special education.

Special education refers to specialised provisions, practices and programmes that are implemented in order to support and achieve the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) agenda on inclusive education. It is an educational approach under MOE that focuses on meeting the unique learning needs of students with special needs.


The Special Education Policy Guidelines, based on the principles of Inclusive Education, was developed in 1997 and provided the initial framework for the development of an education system to support students with special needs;

     "All children are able to learn given an appropriate learning environment. Appropriate learning environment can be created within the inclusive school. The inclusive school is one that provides appropriate instruction for all children based on their level"   (Special Education Policy Guidelines, 1997)

Individuals Involved:

Students with special needs in government and private schools.
Teachers in government and private schools.
Parents and guardians.
Leaders in schools and education.
Related government agencies.
Corporate Sectors (Private).
NGOs that provide support services to individuals with different abilities.
The community

District Branches
​Brunei Muara
  • General Administration Unit
  • Finance and ICT Unit
  • Strategic and Corporate Unit
  • Learning Support Unit (Primary)

​Simpang 240, (Kawasan SR Pintu Malim)
Kg Pintu Malim,
Jalan Kota Batu, BSB

Tel: 244 6553      Fax: 244 6551

  • ​Training and Resources Unit
  • Data Management Unit
  • Assessment and Evaluation Unit
​Bunglow C5, Simpang 373-18,
Kawasan Maktab Duli PMMB
Jalan Pasar Baharu  BE1318

Tel: +673 245 4155

  • ​Learning Support Unit (Secondary)
  • Curriculum Unit
​Bunglow C7, Simpang 373-69,
Kawasan Maktab Duli PMMB
Jalan Pasar Baharu  BE1318

Tel: +673 245 4149
  • ​Support Services for Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Support Services for Visual Impairment (VI)

​Bunglow C14, Simpang 373-18,
Kawasan Maktab Duli PMMB
Jalan Pasar Baharu  BE1318

Tel: +673 244 6550
​Tutong District
​Barek SM Sufri Bolkiah, Tutong 

Tel : 4260816
​Belait District​Bunglow Kelas C
No. 375 Simpang 37-35,
Jalan Setia Negara,
Kawasan SM Perdana Wazir,
Kuala Belait 

Tel: 3330461/2
​Temburong DistrictBangunan Jabatan Sekolah-Sekolah.
Jalan Kg Menengah, Bangar PA 1351

Tel: 5222115


  • SO1: Develop a framework for a sustainable human resource capacity building process for officers and educators.
  • SO2: Improve management of resources to enhance the quality education for students with special needs at all levels.
  • SO3: Improve and sustain strategic alliances with relevant stakeholders for the shared accountability of students with special needs towards social inclusion.


  • To plan, implement and coordinate special education programmes and services in schools.
  • To identify the needs of students with special needs, access, curriculum, infrastructure, learning resources and special education teachers.
  • To carry out assessment and intervention for students with special needs.
  • To conduct training and continuous professional development sessions in the field of special education.
  • To promote the public's awareness on special education.
  • To serve as a resource hub on special education.
  • To set up a database on students with special needs.
  • To collaborate with local and external stakeholders.
  • To carry out research and projects relevant to special education.
  • To develop a curriculum on special education.

​Division and Units


  • General Administration Unit
  • Finance and ICT Unit

Special Education Management

  • Strategic and Corporate Unit
  • Curriculum Unit
  • Training and Resources Unit
    • Speech & Language Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia)
    • Support Services for Students with Hearing Impairment (HI)
    • Support Services for Students with Visual Impairment (VI)

Services For Students With Special Needs

  • Assessment and Evaluation Unit
    • Psychology Services
    • Speech and Language Therapy Services
    • Occupational Therapy Services
    • Specific Learning Difficulties (dyslexia) Services

  • Data Management Unit
  • Learning Support Unit
    • Primary
    • Secondary

​Organisational Structure
- To be updated -


Two main programmes:

1.       Learning Assistance Program

The aim of the programme is to assist the students in acquiring the necessary academic and life skills. Support to these students depends on the student's individual needs and may either be in the classroom in the Learning Assistance Centre (LAC), Model Inclusive Schools (MIS) or Centre of Excellence (COE).

2.       Pre-Vocasional Programme

The Pre-Vocational Programme (PVP) is one of the multiple pathways of National Education System for the 21st Century (Sistem Pendidikan Negara - SPN 21) designed to meet the needs of students with special needs in government secondary schools. The aim of this programme is to provide opportunities to these students so that they can achieve their fullest potential and acquire various independent living skills. This programme emphasizes on developing functional academic skills, basic vocational skills and career awareness, social skills, functional communication skills and independent living skills that will be delivered over a five-year period.

Other Programmes

  • Orientation & Mobility
  • Dyslexia Intervention
  • Assistive Technology
  • IT Skills
  • Sign Language
  • Braille Machine


​Allied Professional Services

Educational Psychology Services
Speech and Language Therapy Support Services
Occupational Therapy Services

Specific Support Services

Students with High Support Needs
Students with Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia)
Students with Hearing Impairment
Students with Visual Impairment
Pendidikan Cerdas Pintar

Learning Support Services

Primary Section
Secondary and Tertiary Section

Skill Based
Communication skills
Braille, Mobility & Orientation
Sign Language
Dyslexia Intervention
Islamic Religious Knowledge and Moral
Sport, Curriculum and Crafts
Assistive Technology


*Last updated 5/07/2023