Minister of Education visits Berlin

|     Danial Norjidi     |

MINISTER of Education Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman recently met with Germany’s State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Dr Georg Schütte in Berlin.

According to a press release from the Ministry of Education (MoE), the discussion focussed on areas related to education and possible bilateral collaborations were also explored in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) particularly on automotive technology and IT.

Both parties shared keen interest towards the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) and how it impacts the curriculum in preparing innovative workforce to meet global demands and job markets in the future, noted the press release.

Also present during the meeting were key representatives from iMOVE and the German Office for International Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training (GOVET) at Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB).

The press release added that as part of the working visit, which took place from January 31 to February 1 the minister and delegation visited a number of TVET institutions, industry training centres and the Chamber of Crafts in Berlin to observe best training practices and apprenticeship in the German Dual TVET system.

Accompanying the Minister of Education during the working visit was Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam to the Federal Republic of Germany Datin Paduka Rakiah binti Haji Abdul Lamit @ Hamid along with Deputy Permanent Secretary (Higher Education) at the MoE Dr Chin Wei Keh as well as officers from MoE and the Brunei Embassy in Germany.

Minister of Education Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman with Germany’s State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research Dr Georg Schütte
Minister of Education visits a Technical and Vocational Education and Training institution. – PHOTOS: MOE