Nine memorandums of understanding (MoUs) were inked between the Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) and several foreign higher learning institutions at the Plenary Hall of the International Convention Centre in Berakas yesterday.
The signing coincided with a Kesyukuran ceremony in conjunction with KUPU SB’s 12th Convocation Ceremony.
Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman and spouse Datin Hajah Nahriah binti Haji Asbi attended the ceremony.
The signatories of the MoUs were: Mindanao State University, the Philippines; Islamic Religious University of the State of Ambon, Indonesia; Dharmawangsa University, Indonesia; Islamic Religious Institute of Hamzanwadi Nadhatul Wathan of East Lombok, Indonesia; Nusa Putra University, Indonesia; Selangor Islamic University College, Malaysia; Nippon Muslim Corporation, Japan; Japan Da’wah Centre, Osaka, Japan; and Markfield Institute of Higher Education, United Kingdom.
The MoUs were inked by Ra’es of KUPU SB Dr Haji Adanan bin Haji Basar and witnessed by the minister.
The signing served to enhance cooperation and experience sharing between KUPU SB and regional higher learning institutions.
Among the areas of cooperation include student and staff exchanges, publication exchange, collaborative research and teaching programmes and cooperation in fields providing advantages for both parties. At the ceremony, 16 excellent students from Years 1 to 4 received the Dean’s Award.
The handing over of Waqaf Tarbiyyah (endowment) by graduates of the 12th convocation followed, received by KUPU SB’s Acting Assistant Ra’es Datin Dr Hajah Noor Hira binti Haji Noor Kaseh as co-chairperson of the Kesyukuran ceremony.