The enrolment into Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) is competitive; therefore students should feel blessed to be accepted and to make use of the opportunity to succeed, said UBD Vice Chancellor Dr Hazri bin Haji Kifle.
He made these remarks during the Freshers’ Week opening ceremony to welcome 1,066 new intakes comprising 731 undergraduates, 260 graduate students, 244 pursuing Master’s degree and 16 in PHD programme for the 2022/2023 academic year at the Chancellor Hall, UBD yesterday.
The event was organised by the Student Affairs Section (SAS) with support from the Student Representative Council (MPP) and volunteers to introduce new students to their programmes, faculties and the university.
On UBD’s GenNEXT programme, Dr Hazri said, “It is an innovative undergraduate programme that emphasises on producing graduates with broad competency and knowledge. The university offers six GenNEXT degree programmes in arts, business, digital science, engineering, health sciences and science.
“Meanwhile, students will spend one year out of campus dubbed Discovery Year for experiential and real-world learning by studying aboard, attending an internship, an innovation or incubation project or to take part in community outreach programmes. It is a platform for students to explore their potential, to have their talents recognised and to increase employability,” he said.
The event then proceeded with students taking oath.
The students attended briefings on UBD’s online learning management system, the GenNEXT system, module registration and examinations.
They were also introduced to faculty members.
The Freshers’ Week will conclude on Thursday with a mass Zohor prayer, recitation of Surah Yaasiin and Doa Selamat at Universiti Mosque.