33 awarded BSJV Scholarship

Rokiah Mahmud

Thirty-three exemplary students under the Brunei Shell Joint Venture (BSJV) Scholarship Scheme yesterday inked their scholarship contracts in a ceremony at the Indera Samudra Grand Hall of The Empire Brunei.

Minister of Energy Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Mohd Hussein witnessed the signing ceremony.

The students will pursue higher education at local institutions including Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) and to universities in Australia and the United Kingdom (UK).

BSP Human Resources Director Hajah Zainab binti Haji MA Omar said Bruneianisation and people development have always been a priority for BSP.

Through world-class developmental opportunities, internationally accredited competency frameworks and on-the-job training, there will be opportunities for the scholars to grow and shape their careers and ultimately the future of the company.

Minister of Energy Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Mohd Hussein and BSP’s Human Resources Director Hajah Zainab binti MA Omar during the signing ceremony. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR

“These initiatives will help fulfil the company’s vision to fuel Brunei’s future and to support the nation’s efforts towards achieving Brunei Vision 2035.”

Hajah Zainab also reminded the students to continuously and proactively develop themselves not only through enhancing their academic capabilities but also through co-curricular activities and capacity building practices.

This year, BSP is also awarding the BSP Safety Scholarship, a bachelor degree programme in Occupational Health and Safety Science at the University of Queensland, Australia.

The scholarship aims to produce highly skilled safety professionals towards raising BSP’s bar of safety standards, in line with BSP’s vision of Goal Zero – for causing ‘no harm and no leaks’.

BSJV Scholarship has awarded more than 700 scholarships since it was first introduced in 1972, allowing young Bruneians to pursue higher education both locally and abroad.