College draws plan to help more students pursue higher studies

Lyna Mohamad

Kolej International Graduate Studies (KIGS) plans to add a programme for Skill Certificate II to help local youth who are unable to meet the qualification requirements to pursue their studies after ‘O’ Levels, said Chief Executive Officer of KIGS Dr Haji Azaharaini bin Haji Mohd Jamil.

He said this during the KIGS Convocation Ceremony 2019 at International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas yesterday.

He added that the programmes will cover areas of arts, design, multimedia and broadcasting to serve as bridging courses to enable students to proceed to Skill Certificate III.

“It will serve as a bridging programme to enable students to proceed to Skill Certificate III. The programmes are conducted through the college’s collaboration with Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS),” he added.

He also pointed out that the college inked a memorandum of agreement with Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) in July as one of the university’s satellite partner.

Chief Executive Officer of Kolej IGS Dr Haji Azaharaini bin Haji Mohd Jamil speaks at the event. PHOTO: MUIZ MATDANI

He said that this year’s theme focusses on the direction towards the creative culture where the college believes that innovation is the key to the success of organisation particularly in the teaching and learning field.

“This innovative culture must be broadened and practised according to current development in line with changes in technology and industry needs,” he added.

“One of the achievements that is still being enhanced by the college is instilling innovative culture in teaching and learning through the Learning Management System (LMS), having applied the system in stages covering the aspect of uniform learning through online learning elements. To date, the system has received encouraging response and has contributed to a more systematic and interesting learning process compared to the traditional system that suits the Industry Revolution 4.0.

“Meanwhile, in the process of updating the college’s quality achievement recognition in management and academic aspects, the college has used the services of the Bureau Veritas Brunei (BVB) last month,” said the KIGS CEO.

The implementation of internal audit using ISO 9001:2015, he added, will assist in upgrading the college’s Quality Management System policy.

“The college also plans to establish a Programme Advisory Committee for every programme to ensure contents will be updated according to the need of the industry and its implementation will be monitored.

The KIGS noted that the college implemented ‘tracer study’ for graduates last year and recorded out of 205 graduates last year, 42 per cent secured a job, 14 per cent are job hunting and 18 per cent pursued their studies to a higher level.