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    IBTE, PJSC sign new medical training partnership agreement

    |    James Kon    |

    THE Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) and Pantai Jerudong Specialist Centre (PJSC) entered into another training partnership with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Lecture Theatre of the Pantai Jerudong Specialist Centre yesterday.

    The agreement cements the two entities’ intention to establish, promote and develop collaboration within their mandates and sphere of competencies in the field of medical education and training programmes, and signifies their commitment to serving the country by providing a quality and competent workforce for national development.

    The guest of honour Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah in his capacity as the Chairman of PSJC’s Board of Directors witnessed the signing.

    Deputy Minister of Education cum Chairperson of IBTE’s Board of Governors Datin Seri Paduka Dr Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh was also present.

    Acting CEO of IBTE Hajah Mariah binti Haji Abdul Manaf signed the MoU on behalf of IBTE while PJSC’s Executive Director Dr Haji Mazrul Adimin bin Haji Besar signed on behalf of PJSC.

    The exchange of the signed MoU between Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah and Deputy Minister of Education Datin Seri Paduka Dr Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh. – JAMES KON

    “As we all know, two together can achieve more than one. PJSC would be providing services to patients in Brunei and our neighbours in Borneo in the future at all (three wings of) PJSC namely the Brunei Cancer Centre, Maxillofacial, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Centre, and Brunei Neuroscience Stroke and Rehabilitation Centre,” said Dr Haji Mazrul Adimin in his welcoming remarks.

    “We have needs for developing our local staff at various levels such as nurses, physiotherapy assistants and technicians, pharmacy assistants, caregivers, palliative care nurses, and other technicians. This evolving synergy between PJSC and IBTE can help create employment for our locals, enhance skills among our skilled workers and create new opportunities.”

    Dr Haji Mazrul Adimin highlighted that Brunei is continuously developing its capabilities in various areas in the medical field.

    “This new partnership between PJSC and IBTE would combine the academic strength of IBTE with the practical opportunities and education PJSC can provide,” he noted.

    “Two good examples are the diploma in palliative care and certification for caregivers, programmes which their first cohort of students will be completing in mid-July this year.”

    Legislative Council member Yang Berhormat Haji Abdul Hamid @ Sabli bin Haji Arshad, Permanent Secretary (Higher Education) at the Ministry of Education Dr Haji Azman bin Ahmad, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Management) at the Ministry of Health cum Board member of PJSC’s Board of Directors Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin and senior officials from both organisations were also present.

    Three training programmes are being offered by IBTE under its existing collaboration with PJSC, which began in April 2016 – the Diploma in Operating Theatre Assistant, Diploma in Palliative Nursing, and NTec in Caregivers (Cancer Care) – with the duration of the courses varying from 12 months to 24 months.

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