Always striving to improve quality, says PB Director

Lyna Mohamad

Director of Politeknik Brunei (PB) Dennis Ho Mun Tai said that Key Performance Indicators (KPI) identified in the institution’s Five-Year Development Plan’s Graduates Annual Destination have been implemented for six months since the 4th convocation and studies showed the rate of graduates who have continued their studies and those who have landed a job have achieved the KPI target.

He made these comments during PB 5th Convocation Ceremony.

PB was accredited with the International Organisation for Standardization ISO 9001:2015 in November 2017 for administrative management and conducting of Diploma Level 5 programmes offered.

Continuous efforts are still implemented in the institution to strengthen its management in the aspects of quality monitoring and improvising process.

This serves to ensure the existing system quality will be sustainable in the long run in support of the Ministry of Education Strategic Plan 2018-2022 and Brunei Vision 2035 towards quality education, he added.

Director of Politeknik Brunei (PB) Denis Ho Mun Tai delivers his speech. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR

He also shared that the monitoring process towards the teaching and learning aspect of students at the institution are continuously focussed through feedbacks from members of the ‘External Review Committees, Implementation of Module Evaluation’, employers satisfaction survey and graduates satisfaction survey.

“Apart from students’ academic development efforts, PB also focusses on the leadership and students’ personal development by equipping them with core values base on the Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) principles and life skills including basic entrepreneurship skills, information and communication technology literacy, innovative, effective communication, teamwork and problems solving.

“PB is confident that the graduates who receive their diploma yesterday will prove that education knowledge and skills gained has made them into a useful and innovative human resources for the sake of nation building,” said the director.

The implementation of the Five-Year Development Plan since 2015 has been reassessed this year and implementation status is being determined.

Advice from the chairman, deputy chairman and members of the PB Board of Directors is accepted for the purpose of developing a new PB’s Five-Year Strategic Plan for 2021 to 2025.

The director added that as of September, the number of PB students is 2,150. “Efforts to get a site for the construction of a permanent campus to meet the growing demand of students who wish to pursue their studies at the institution are also actively implemented continuously according to the institution’s development plan,” the director added.