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Ministry, Shell LiveWIRE ink MoU

James Kon

The Ministry of Education (MoE) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Government of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Shell LiveWIRE Brunei to provide mutual support in Entrepreneurship at school, formal and informal collaboration in training programmes, events, workshops and discussions at the MoE.

Signing on behalf of the Government of His Majesty through the Ministry was Head of Entrepreneurship Innovation Centre (EIC) Adna Shatriremie bin Haji Abdul Rahman. Shell LiveWIRE Brunei was represented by its Chairman Mohammad Erwan bin Awang Haji Mohammad Said. Witnessing the signing ceremony were Acting Director of Co-Curriculum Education Department at the MoE Julaihi bin Haji Mohamad/Mohamat and Programme Director of Shell LiveWIRE Brunei Abdul Qawiem bin Haji Yacob.

Adna Shatriremie said, “The collaborations between the MoE and Shell LiveWIRE is not new.

The first collaboration started in 2012 when Brunei Entrepreneurship Education Scheme (BEES) was launched. The second collaboration started in 2016 to 2018 through Entrepreneurship Village, Universiti Brunei Darussalam under the platform of National Entrepreneurship Agenda for 2nd Chapter of BEES, in short, BEES 2.0.”

He added, “The Entrepreneurship Innovation Centre was also privileged to be invited by Shell LiveWIRE Brunei as a judge for Shell LiveWIRE Business Awards and as a Speaker for LiveWIRE Hackathon. MoE and Shell LiveWIRE have supported each other through their training programmes, events, workshops and discussions benefitting students in higher educational institutions.”

He revealed, “We are very delighted to announce that it is now time to venture into core education and for our collaborations to benefit primary and secondary-level students. Our successful collaborations with the Co-Curriculum Education Department and Special Education Department have resulted in impactful events, competitions and bootcamps, such as Celik-Biz Competition, Big Start Competition and JPKhas Bootcamp.

In addition, EIC also assisted the Financial Education Unit under the Curriculum Development Department to create awareness on financial literacy through EIC’s signature programme, Smart Experimentation.

Adna Shatriremie expressed, “This collaboration signifies a significant step towards creating a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. We are looking forward to working together more closely and effectively to achieve MoE’s and Shell LiveWIRE objectives towards Brunei Vision 2035 to ensure the development of educated, highly skilled and accomplished people in the Sultanate.”

Head of Entrepreneurship Innovation Centre (EIC) Adna Shatriremie bin Haji Abdul Rahman exchanges the signed memorandum of understanding. PHOTO: JAMES KON