| Izah Azahari |
A RESEARCH Sharing Session was conducted by the Japan Embassy yesterday at the Wasan Vocational School (WVS) entitled “Factors Motivating Students to Enrol into Wasan Vocational School in Brunei Darussalam”.
Present as the guest of honour was Hideki Hagiwara, the Second Secretary, Public Relations, Culture and Education from the Embassy of Japan in Brunei Darussalam.
Also present was Cikgu Saiful Rizal bin Haji Marali, the Acting Principal of WVS, who delivered a welcoming speech during the event, as well as Dr Fadil Galawat, Vice President of the Brunei Association of Japan Alumni (BAJA) and staff of Wasan Vocational School.
The Research Sharing Presentation was delivered by Sharen Tay, an invited speaker from the Mitsubishi Corporation Brunei Liaison Office, to discuss why students enrol into Wasan Vocational School, where data collected on the study were from Brunei, Japan and the United States of America, and the findings of the study were also recommended based on the suggestions and information gathered in Japan.
For Brunei, research was conducted on 37 students from the Agro-Tech Department which included students taking courses such as National Diploma in Agri-Science, Diploma in Agri-Science, Veterinary Science, SC3 Crop Production and SC2 Horticulture through survey questionnaires.
The speaker also conducted an interview with the Principal of WVS during the period of her research, whereas for Japan and USA, interviews were conducted with the Principal of Saijo Agriculture High School (SAINO) and Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS).
She stated that the average scores for the students of WVS were motivating. The students see that the agriculture industry is important in the country and will give them good prospects of securing work in their field of study.
The event closed with a presentation of tokens of appreciation to the guest of honour and invited speaker.