Graduates urged to be proactive

Azlan Othman

With the increasingly competitive job market, graduates are urged to be proactive and in touch with developments and trends. Their knowledge and skills should be relevant to have high value.

This was said by Minister of Education Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman at Micronet International College’s 2020 graduation ceremony at Indera Samudra Grand Hall, The Empire Brunei, yesterday

The minister said graduates need to constantly update their knowledge and skills by using government and private sector programmes, especially those increasing their employability and entrepreneurship.

Their learning should also be done while employed. “This is where we need to inculcate a culture of lifelong learning through upskilling and reskilling programmes as well as informal learning,” said the minister.

Minister of Education Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman presents a certificate to a graduate. PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR
Some of the graduates

Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah also called on learning institutions to provide digital platforms to produce future-ready manpower. They were also urged to accelerate planning and exploration of programmes that provided highly skilled, adaptable and innovative manpower required by the Economic Blueprint for Brunei Darussalam and Manpower Planning and Employment Council (MPEC).

Micronet International College General Manager Sharon Chin said 320 students completed their Certificate, Diploma and Higher National Diploma courses in 2020.

“I wish to recognise two graduates who achieved excellent results in their courses. They are Dayangku Nur Syafiqah Nabilah binti Pengiran Sufrin from Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Computing and Fitriana Nur Amal Khairiyah binti Dadang Supriatna from Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in IT,” said Chin. They both received the Micronet Special Merit Awards.

The minister presented certificates and awards to the graduates.