| Siti Hajar |
HIGHER education officials gathered at Universiti Brunei Darussalam yesterday to attend the single-day Islamic, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (ISESCO) Knowledge Economy Forum for the Asian region.
Co-organised by the university’s Institute of Asian Studies as well as the School of Business and the Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies, the forum was based on the theme ‘Islamic Education in ICT and the Knowledge Economy’, which featured a keynote address by an invited IT speaker from Malaysia, Tengku Dato Dr Mohd Azzman, on the topic ‘Islamic Education in the Network Society’.
A Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, who has also served as Secretary for the Malaysian National Information Technology Council, Tengku Dato Dr Mohd Azzman highlighted the importance of innovation among higher education institutions in the region.
During the forum a discussion between the panel members focused on the question, “What innovative approaches can Islamic education contribute to an evolving knowledge economy?”, where the conclusion was based on a summation of remarks by the Deputy Dean of the School of Business.
Prior to the end of the forum, a token of appreciation was presented to Tengku Dato Dr Mohd Azzman.
ISESCO has worked since 2010 to implement an Open Day on the knowledge economy in different parts of the Muslim world with the aim of facilitating dialogue and awareness of issues facing its followers as the global economy transitions towards a knowledge and innovation-based economy.