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Hard work pays off for 131 maritime students

Daniel Lim

Certificates of attendance (COA) from the Brunei Maritime Academy (BMA) were awarded to 131 students during a ceremony at the Institute of Brunei Technical Education Jefri Bolkiah Campus (IBTE JBC) on Wednesday.

IBTE Satellite Campus Acting Principal cum guest of honour Dr Suhaimi bin Haji Abdul Wahab said, “A career as a seafarer is very challenging and requires perseverance, discipline and sufficient training. This certificate is proof that the students are capable of meeting the high requirements, and I hope that the knowledge and skills gained will be put to good use as the students shift their focus to their respective job opportunities”.

He also advised students to make full use of the opportunities available to them and to cultivate a disciplined attitude in order to overcome challenges down the road.

The event was the second of its kind organised by BMA, marking the completion of the course for pre-sea deck sailors and engine sailors.

IBTE hopes the graduates continue to remain resilient in the face of challenges, bringing the nation a step closer to realising the national objective of becoming a self-sufficient country in seafarer training, meeting the needs of ships that support this sector, especially the oil and gas industry in Brunei.

IBTE Satellite Campus Acting Principal Dr Suhaimi bin Haji Abdul Wahab and other officials in a group photo with the students. PHOTO: IBTE JBC