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Minister inspects higher learning institutions, technical education facilities

Fadley Faisal

Minister of Education Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman led a delegation in a tour on facilities under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education (MoE) to higher learning institutions and technical education campuses in anticipation of its re-opening yesterday.

The minister and his entourage visited Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) Business Campus and IBTE Mechanical Campus.

The visit was made to ensure the smooth process of new intakes of students at the campuses and take a closer look at COVID-19 monitoring facilities such as antigen rapid test (ART) testing areas, isolation rooms as well as the social distancing approaches in the lecture rooms.

The delegation also witnessed the hybrid learning and teaching methods in place at the campus as well as its practical exercises in the laboratories and workshops while ensuring standard operating procedures SOPs are being followed through.

At UNISSA, its Rector Dr Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal accompanied the minister during the tour. The minister also interacted with the students.

Meanwhile, IBTE Chief Executive Officer and Technical Education Director Dr Haji Mohd Zamri bin Haji Sabli received the delegation and gave a tour of the ART test area, lecture rooms, library and prayer hall at the IBTE Business Campus in Gadong.

The delegation toured the IBTE Mechanical Campus in Kampong Tungku to inspect the facilties in preparations for the re-opening of higher learning institutions and technical education campuses.

Photos show Minister of Education Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman during his visits to Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), IBTE Business Campus and IBTE Mechanical Campus. PHOTOS: MOE

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