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Brunei, Finnish officials focus on educational ties

SEAMEO for Vocational and Technical Education and Training (SEAMEO Voctech) Regional Centre Director of Regional Centre Alias bin Haji Abu Bakar highlighted the potential for collaboration in the areas of education with Finland, recognising valuable insights and innovations consistently contributing to the global landscape. He made these comments in his welcoming remarks during an official visit from Non-Resident Ambassador of Finland to Brunei Darussalam Sami Rafael Leino and delegation of Finland Consulate yesterday.

Alias said the visit provides a platform to explore opportunities between the centre and Finland to enhance educational experiences and contribute to the promotion of quality education. The non-resident ambassador also received a briefing on the background and achievements of SEAMEO Voctech for 2022-2023 fiscal year. The briefing covered updates on the centre’s professional development, research and development, knowledge management and milestones.

A further presentation on SEAMEO Voctech services included information on training and professional development, research and consultancy, knowledge management and information sharing with a briefing on SEA-VET.net and its key functions.

The event continued with an exchange of dialogue between the envoy, the centre’s director and management, exploring prospects for future partnerships with institutions in Finland for regional vocational development. – Rokiah Mahmud

Non-Resident Ambassador of Finland to Brunei Darussalam Sami Rafael Leino and the Finland Consulate delegation with SEAMEO Voctech Regional Centre officials in a group photo. PHOTO: ROKIAH MAHMUD
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