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Pandemic has accelerated digital transformation

Lyna Mohamad

The pandemic has encouraged Cosmopolitan College of Commerce and Technology (CCCT) to accelerate its transformation process mostly in the digital sphere. The college has conducted industry knowledge sharing through online conferences with senior managers and chief executive officers of companies.

This was said by CCCT Executive Chairman Dr Haji Abdul Aziz bin Haji Abdul Latip at the college’s 15th convocation ceremony, themed ‘Driving Digital Innovation’, at Indera Samudra Grand Hall of The Empire Brunei, in Jerudong yesterday.

He added, “Students took part in a DigiEduHack by FABLANKA, received guidance to demonstrate their competence in 3D modelling, artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics in the virtual Higher education exhibition, participated in BIBD SME 360 change makers forum, and Radio Television Brunei (RTB) Rampai Pagi programme among others. Most of our documentation and administration work is also done digitally.”

“The endemic stage allowed students to sprung back into community services, sports and other leisure clubs that helped them develop their character as well as provided them with ‘well-being support’ that covers spiritual well-being, health, stress management, and mindfulness.

“On behalf of the CCCT family, I congratulated all graduating students. We admire your commitment and hard work to wither the tough times during the pandemic to continue your studies through online learning.

“Pandemic has not slowed our momentum to transform education for the success of our students that translates into the success of our beloved nation.”Dr Haji Abdul Aziz said it is time for graduates to display their confidence and competence in the next chapter of their life, whether in career or business venture armed with employment skills such as six sigma – project management, leadership and followership, knowing self and others, CV writing, interview skills, problem solving and decision making.

He also called on graduates to venture into entrepreneurship as the opportunities are limitless, or seek employment overseas and make use of innovation and creativity to succeed.

ABOVE & BELOW: Minister of Education Datin Seri Paduka Dr Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh at the event; and CCCT Executive Chairman Dr Haji Abdul Aziz bin Haji Abdul Latip delivers his remarks. PHOTOS: MUIZ MATDANI