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    MoU inked to start Turkish language course

    James Kon

    The Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) is expected to start conducting Turkish language course for its staff by the end of the month, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between IBTE and Yunus Emre Institute, Turkiye at the Lecture Theatre of School of Aviation of IBTE Sultan Saiful Rijal Campus yesterday.

    The signing’s objective is to formalise the collaboration between IBTE and Yunus Emre Institute in strengthening, promoting and developing academic exchange and cooperation in teaching, training, research and supervision as well as strengthening the institutions through cultural exchanges.

    IBTE Acting Deputy CEO of Development Pengiran Hajah Hamidah binti Pengiran Haji Hidup in her remark shared, “IBTE is devoted to establishing strategic collaboration with industries, communities and international parties towards the development of a dynamic technical education institution that will strategically advance IBTE nationally and regionally.”

    Through the signing of the MoU, she said, “it will not only establish a legal framework for long-term cooperation between IBTE and Yunus Emre Institute, but it is also aligned with IBTE’s third strategic goal of effective strategic collaboration with stakeholders”.

    Meanwhile, Ambassador of Turkiye to Brunei Darussalam Professor Dr Hamit Ersoy said, “This MoU will lead to more opportunities and exposure in vocational schools of both countries.

    Ambassador of Turkiye to Brunei Darussalam Professor Dr Hamit Ersoy and IBTE CEO Dr Haji Mohd Zamri bin Haji Sabli during the signing ceremony. PHOTO: IBTE

    “We are working to increase education ties between our countries with the aim of nurturing more innovative social interaction between the people of Turkiye and Brunei Darussalam.”

    Students and academicians from IBTE together with scholars and students of 209 universities in Turkiye will have access to more opportunities for development and exposure following the agreement.

    Yunus Emre Institute promotes Turkish language and culture and has 63 cultural centres around the world. Through such institutional collaboration initiatives as twinning or exchange programmes, academicians and students of both countries will have greater opportunities to cooperate in various academic fields including art, linguistics and history of culture.

    The MoU was signed by IBTE CEO Dr Haji Mohd Zamri bin Haji Sabli and Professor Dr Hamit Ersoy on behalf of Yunus Emre Institute.

    The MoU signals the commitment Turkiye has towards its Asia Anew foreign policy initiatives for which strengthening academic cooperation and development of interaction between societies are two of the main four pillars of the policy.

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