UNISSA Open Day tomorrow
| Lyna Mohamad |
UNIVERSITI Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) will be holding a two-day open day with the opening ceremony to be held tomorrow at its Auditorium Hall.
This was announced by the Dean of Arabic Language and Islamic Civilisation of UNISSA, Dr Hj Abang Hadzmin Hj Abang Taha, at a press conference yesterday. The event aims to promote the academic programmes offered at UNISSA and to provide an opportunity to the public, especially students, to discuss the programmes with lecturers and officials.
It also aims to pique the public’s interest to pursue their studies at UNISSA in either Arabic or English stream under programmes relevant to their qualifications.
Dr Hj Abang Hadzmin Hj Abang Taha speaks at the press conference. – LYNA MOAHAMAD
Dr Hj Abang Hadzmin said the majority of local students are unsure of where to further their studies, particularly those who have graduated with the STPUB (Brunei Highest Certificate of Religious Knowledge), and ‘A’ Levels (Syariah and Usuluddin passes).
He added that the university not only has local students but also international students from Indonesia, Thailand, Cairo, Europe, Kenya and Cambodia. Several officials from the Qatar Embassy in the Sultanate are also undertaking part-time studies at UNISSA.
Although there are a lot of universities in Indonesia, UNISSA has a number of Indonesian students. Local students should take advantage of learning at UNISSA rather than going abroad. The open day is targeted at STPUB and ‘A’ Level graduates with the relevant backgrounds as well as university graduates and officers from government and private sectors who wish to further their studies.
Dr Hj Abang Hadzmin said UNISSA offers degree programmes , Masters and PhD as well as Diploma programmes. The university also offers a “bridging” programme open to ‘A’ Level students who pass in the fields of Syariah and Usuluddin, and who initially do not meet the full requirements for degree programmes.
During the open day, there will be a guided tour of the campus where visitors can get up close with the teaching and learning experiences, and visit the library, hostels and other facilities to give them a better overview of what UNISSA has to offer.
He reminded students to bring along copies of their certificates to enable the university officials to advise them on the programme relevant to their qualifications.