‘Graduan Bersepadu’ is up and running

Lyna Mohamad

Julangan Titah Graduan Bersepadu opened its doors to the public following a Doa Selamat and Doa Kesyukuran ceremony at its premises in Kampong Jaya Setia, Berakas yesterday.

Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman; Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong; Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof and Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar attended the opening.

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud; Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah; Minister of Foreign Affairs II Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Erywan bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Haji Mohd Yusof; Minister of Energy Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Mohd Hussein; Minister of Education Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman; Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof and Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin were also present.

The ceremony opened with recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah by Designer Graduan representative Muhammad Ikhwan bin [email protected] and a recitation of Surah As-saf verses 1-14 by Sajian Graduan representative Muhammad Haznawi bin Abu Bakar. Its translation was read by Muhammad Hafizuddin bin Muhedin (also from Sajian Graduan).

This was followed by speeches from Dr Siti Norrasidah binti Haji Zahiri and a Doa Selamat by Mohamad Hadiudin bin Haji Jali, both Sajian Graduate representatives.

Cabinet Ministers in a group photo after the opening of the Julangan Titah Graduan Bersepadu in Kampong Jaya Setia, Berakas. PHOTOS: MUIZ MATDANI
Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman checks out the selections on offer
Minister of Defence II Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof; Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah; Minister of Foreign Affairs II Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Erywan bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Haji Mohd Yusof and Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof during the tour
Julangan Titah Graduan Bersepadu building in Berakas

Dr Siti Norrasidah expressed her Junjung Kasih to His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam for His Majesty’s concern towards the people of Brunei, particularly fresh graduates.

Graduan Bersepadu (established on the consent of His Majesty’s titah) is as an initiative allowing graduates from different fields to provide entrepreneurship services. Graduates will be equipped with knowledge and skills corresponding to their qualifications, and prepared before exploring the world of entrepreneurship.

This is in line with the Brunei Vision 2035 to become a nation widely recognised for the accomplishment of its educated and highly skilled people, measured by the highest international standards; quality of life that is among the Top 10 nations in the world and a dynamic and sustainable economy.

“We are grateful to be given this opportunity and entrusted to carry out the responsibilities in answering His Majesty’s titah… towards seeing the youth becoming agents of change, working successfully and not being dependent on the government,” she added.

Graduan Bersepadu hopes to set an example and encourage graduates to be bold in venturing into the world of entrepreneurship.

She said although graduates may come from various fields, they are fortunate to be able to receive guidance from experienced parties.

“We have been given a strong platform at Graduan Bersepadu to ease their preparation in starting the business operations and they will be even more motivated and confident to explore new fields should more approaches by other agencies come by,” she said.

Prior to a tour of the four units under Graduan Bersepadu, the call of Selawat was read by Pasaria Graduan representative Awangku Muhammad Safwan @ Awangku Hazwan bin Pengiran Razak.

Under the Graduan Bersepadu roof are Pustaka Graduan, Designer Graduan, Sajian Graduan and Tutor Graduan as well as a convenience store. Sajian Graduan offers restaurant services, Pustaka Graduan is a stationery store, Designer Graduan is a boutique showcasing products designed by graduates, and Tutor Graduan offers tutorial classes.