Tree planting event brings MSU, PB together

Daniel Lim

To raise awareness about the surrounding environment, Politeknik Brunei (PB) collaborated with the Management and Science University (MSU), Malaysia in a tree planting initiative yesterday.

Held at the premises of the PB School of Science and Engineering (SSE) at the Lumut Campus, more than 16 students from MSU led by Dr Zurida Ishak were welcomed by Acting Director of PB Alias bin Haji Abu Bakar.

Following a safety briefing, the group from MSU as well as staff from PB Lumut Campus attended a seminar on the campus’ key facilities and programmes.

In his speech, the acting director expressed his gratitude for the MSU contingent’s visit to the campus. “This, in conjunction with the visit last year of our senior management team to the MSU campus in Kuala Lumpur, not only provided lasting experience for those involved, but also paved the way for the growth of the mutual friendship,” he explained.

Dr Zurida also commented that during their 10 days in Brunei, they visited various PB campuses as part of MSU’s Global Leadership Programme (GLP), conducting community service, while learning the culture and tradition of the host country.

The students and staff from both campuses with the tree seedlings and decorations. PHOTO: DANIEL LIM

“Some of the community service activities that we conducted during our time here in Brunei included a beach cleaning campaign at Muara Beach and distributing healthy meals to visitors and the public during Bandarku Ceria, both of which were conducted with PB students,” she explained.

Dr Zurida noted these activities were not only a good experience for both MSU and PB students, but also opportunities to contribute to the sustainability of the environment and spreading awareness on healthy lifestyles. She hoped that with the tree planting activity, the additional greenery will bring a livelier atmosphere to the campus.

The seminar continued with a briefing on the campus’ main facilities and programmes by Acting Head of the School of Science and Engineering Haji Mohammad Reizal bin Mohammad Ali.

The contingent was led to an open air court at the Lumut Campus, where they planted more than 10 saplings and landscaping plants with students and staff from PB.

The event concluded with the placement of decorative stones spelling out both the campus’ names.