| Aziz Idris |
THE 2014/2015 British Universities’ Brunei Association (BUBA) Awards were held last night at the Indera Samudra Grand Hall 4 of The Empire Hotel & Country Club.
Joan Ting Sze Lian from the Meragang Sixth Form Centre (PTEM) won the $2,000 cash prize for her article ‘The Transformation of Brunei Darussalam’.
She also received the BUBA Trophy presented by Kimberly Tritton, the BUBA Chairman and David Campbell, British High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam.
The runner up, winning the $1,000 cash prize, was Hong Ming Lim from the Jerudong International School (JIS) with his article on ‘Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion in Brunei’.
Third place went to Aimin Omar Ali and Amir Yazid Hakim bin Mohammad Adam with their creative writing piece on ‘Harnessing the Power of the Sun in the Sultanate’.
All three winners were presented with plaques and certificates.
Six schools – Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah College (MDPMAMB), Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College (MSPSBS), Meragang Sixth Form Centre, Katok Sixth Form Centre (PTEK), Tutong Sixth Form Centre (PTET) and Jerudong International School – took part in the event which showcased Brunei’s best Sixth Form sustainable and creative talent.
Also present at the event were representatives from United Kingdom universities currently in the country for the Education UK 2015 Exhibition which took place earlier in the day at the Indera Samudra Grand Hall 3 of The Empire Hotel & Country Club.
The BUBA Awards were launched in 2012 by Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, the Minister of Education and William Hague, the British Foreign Secretary during his official visit to Brunei.