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    Aiming for quality technical education

    Rokiah Mahmud

    The Politeknik Brunei (PB) Five-Year Development Plan 2021-2025 is being actively implemented focussing on several strategic projects that could lead PB towards the main supplier for quality technical education aiming at achieving Brunei Vision, especially in producing educated, highly-skilled and successful citizens, PB Acting Director Lim Kian Boon said during the institution’s eighth convocation ceremony yesterday.

    The acting director said one of the strategic initiatives being carried out is the PB Human Resource Competency Framework Development. “This initiative hopes to enrich skills among academics, officers and staff of PB for their human resource development,” he said.

    PB has also adopted the Politeknik Brunei Learning Management System since 2014 and continues to support this transformation agenda, Lim Kian Boon said. The acting director shared that 2,677 students have pursued their studies at PB adding that the graduation rate of students who have completed their studies at PB for 2022 is 90.1 per cent.

    “Meanwhile, the Graduate Destination Study carried out for 18 months after the sixth convocation ceremony for class of 2020, showed the graduate employment rate was 77.2 per cent, more than what has been set by PB. This means that PB remains relevant in supplying human resources that are quality, highly-skilled and competitive both for public and private sector industries,” he said.

    The Employer Satisfaction Study conducted on graduates from Class 2020 either in public and private sector, showed a positive response where 95.9 per cent of employers are satisfied with the quality of work of PB graduates, the acting director said. “This proves that the quality of PB graduate readiness in adapting themselves in the field of work.”

    ABOVE & BELOW: Minister of Education Datin Seri Setia Dr Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh presents a certificate to a graduate; and the minister in a group photo with the graduates and teachers. PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR

    Graduates with their diplomas
    Graduates in a group photo after the ceremony

    EIGHTH CONVOCATION CEREMONY

    A total of 686 graduates of PB were feted during the institution’s eighth convocation ceremony at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas.

    The graduates had completed three-year programmes and received Level 5 Diplomas, recognised by the Brunei Darussalam National Accreditation Council.

    Minister of Education Datin Seri Setia Dr Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh presented certificates to the graduates.

    Around 209 received Level 5 Diploma in Business programmes, 131 received Level 5 Diploma in Information and Communication Technology programmes, 222 received Level 5 Diploma in Science and Engineering programmes and 124 received Level 5 Diploma in Health Sciences programmes. The minister also presented the Best Student Award; Academic Excellence Awards; Enrichment Excellence Awards and Innovation Award.

    The ceremony also saw the first ever Chinese Ambassador Award presented to 14 students from intake 10.

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