| Syazwani Hj Rosli & Wani Roslan |
GRADUATES and top achievers received their certificates from His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam during the fourth convocation ceremony of Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB), which was held yesterday at the International Convention Centre in Berakas.
Dayangku Nurizzati binti Pengiran Haji Kasharan, who received her Master of Religious Education (Aqidah), expressed her gratitude during the ceremony which she said she will forever mark as one of her most important memories.
“Throughout my studies there were lots of obstacles and struggles that I needed to face, moreover, at that time I was pregnant and I am thankful that I was able to complete my dissertation. When I look back at everything I had experienced, I remember it being really hard and that I had to sacrifice my time with countless late-nights. I am hoping that I get the opportunity to work in accordance with my course,” she said.
She added that throughout her studies she became more confident academically and is ready to face challenges at work, with an endless amount of support and guidance from her husband, extended family and friends, so that she can create a new chapter in her life.
Another graduate, Siti Balqis binti Abdullah, who received a Postgraduate Diploma in Religious Education, thanked her husband, family, lecturers and friends, for their full support throughout her studies in KUPU SB, which expanded her knowledge in religious education.
“Being married with four daughters and a son did not stop me from pursuing my studies, instead, they are the main reason that I was able to realise my achievement in my course. A positive spirit is needed to survive and be successful in life,” she said.
She also noted that results and success are not granted easily and freely, and earned through hard work. She said she never gives up and always stands up after every failure and strives for improvement and success.
Meanwhile, 24-year-old Siti Hanim binti Naim who graduated with a degree in Religious Teaching (Syariah) said she hopes to serve the nation as a religious teacher disseminating what she has learnt to younger students and hopes she can become a role model for them.
“Throughout my years as an undergraduate I gained knowledge in teaching courses. Looking at the number of graduates who received degrees and diplomas, it reflects upon KUPU SB’s effort to increase religious human resources in Brunei so as to uphold the goal of moving Brunei towards becoming a Zikir Nation.”
According to her, religious education is significant in shaping the nation, especially in moulding the character of children to become righteous. She looks forward to joining the workforce as a religious teacher and made assurances that the knowledge she has gained will be incorporated and implemented in her career for the benefit of younger students.