Minister of Education Yang Berhormat Datin Seri Setia Dr Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh shared that 1,014 candidates (74.1 per cent) received at least three A-level’s in 2022 during yesterday’s 19th Legislative Council session.
Meanwhile, 1,867 candidates (43.2 per cent) scored at least five O-levels and IGCSE in 2022, while 1,557 (46.3 per cent) for Primary School Assessment (PSR) in 2022 scored grades A to C in five subjects.
On employability of technical graduates, the minister said 69 per cent of Politeknik Brunei and 75 per cent of the 2021 Institute of Technical Education (IBTE) Cohort have obtained employment six months after graduation.
“The achievement is derived from course and curriculum, which through close collaboration with the stakeholders, meets industry requirements and the job market,” she said.
The minister said Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) has entered the Times Higher Education (THE) and is positioned between 301-350 of the World University Rankings 2023. Meanwhile, in the QS World University Rankings 2023, UBD along with Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) is ranked at 256 and 340.
The minister said that Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) has achieved top 201-300 in the World’s Universities with Real Impact (WURI) rankings by the Institute for Policy and Strategy on National Competitiveness (IPSNC).
“Undoubtedly, these successes are manifestation of the persistent efforts undertaken by education institution leaders, educators, and all members of the ministry, either at core education level or higher learning institutions.”