Muhammad Aiman Syafiq bin Haji Ramlee received the prestigious Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Sultan’s Scholar scholarship for the academic session 2019/2020 to pursue his Master’s degree in Radiation Biology at Oxford University in the United Kingdom (UK).
A signing ceremony was held at Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex in Bandar Seri Begawan yesterday, witnessed by Minister of Defence II and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, who was also the guest of honour.
Muhammad Aiman Syafiq was a 2016 Sultan’s Scholar recipient who attained first class honours in his Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at University College London in the UK.
Permanent Secretary (Planning, Land Use and Environment) at the Ministry of Development Dr Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak, who is also the Acting Managing Director of Yayasan said since its inception in 2006, the scholarship, awarded by 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 has been awarded to 47 recipients, with 33 of them completed their courses and are employed with the government and private sector.
Muhammad Aiman Syafiq signed the agreement along with two guarantors, while on behalf of Yayasan, the agreement was signed by Dr Nor Imtihan and also the Assistant Managing Director of Yayasan Haji Puasa bin Haji Jumat.
The guest of honour also presented an incentive of BND15,000 to Muhammad Aiman Syafiq for his academic achievement in attaining first class honours in his Bachelor’s degree.
The Sultan’s Scholar is envisaged to generate excellence in future generation of leaders who can contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.
Muhammad Aiman Syafiq is the only recipient of the scholarship for the 2019/2020 academic session as no other eligible candidates were identified during Yayasan’s stringent selection process.