THE Ambassador of Japan, Noriko Iki, yesterday paid a visit to the Wasan Vocational School.
Joining her were two representatives from the Embassy of Japan to Brunei Darussalam, Second Secretary of the Economic Section, Hiroyuki Sato, and researcher, Asako Yoshino, as well as Director of Technical Education for Brunei, Dr Chin Wei Keh.
The delegation arrived at 9.30am and was welcomed by Acting Principal Saiful Rizal bin Haji Marali.
The ambassador, who has visited several vocational and technical institutions since being stationed in the Sultanate, was ushered into a conference room where she was greeted by the heads of the school’s four departments – Agrotech, Fisheries Studies, Food Science, and Applied Sciences.
The acting principal then shared the school’s concepts and goals before showing a video of the school’s achievements since 2006.
The group then inspected two of the school’s laboratories and was greeted by Applied Science students, who explained the programme has helped them so far.
Next, they visited the Food Science Department, wherer they were welcomed with free samples in addition to an explanation on the course that ranged from preparing local delicacies to designing packaging for food products.
In the Fisheries Studies Department, students showed the visitors around the Wet Labs and breeding tank, while explaining the different types of activities and projects carried out over the last two years.
A local type of fish that was available for viewing was the ‘Snakehead’.
The delegation was also briefed on the functions of the Agrotech Department and took a quick look at its facilities.
The acting principal then presented the ambassador a school plaque and a framed photograph of their visit.