A total of 907 students – 485 female and 422 male – attended the first day of the Politeknik Brunei (PB) orientation week for its 12th intake, July session for 2022/2023 academic year at the Plenary Hall, International Convention Centre (ICC) in Berakas yesterday.
PB Acting Director Lim Kian Boon was the guest of honour.
The event began with the singing of the national anthem by the PB Student Council and the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa against COVID-19.
The guest of honour delivered a keynote address congratulating the students on their enrolment.
He also highlighted that due to the pandemic, PB has crafted a hybrid teaching and learning system, conducted in a blended manner where students can attend physical lectures and group discussions along with online learning.
He said that this combination of teaching and learning incorporates knowledge through theory, practice, and exposure, ensuring high level of competencies so students are ready to serve the industry and country’s needs in the human resource market.
“PB works closely with industries to ensure that you will gain industry-driven quality education and training ready for your future careers, in line with PB’s mission and vision ‘Generating Innovative and Future Ready Graduates’,” added the acting director.
Concluding his speech, Lim Kian Boon urged students to adopt the right and healthy attitude in their academic journey at PB and become the leading force that will drive the sustainable development of the country.
The event continued with a pledge by all 12th intake students led by Level 5 Diploma in Business Accounting and Finance student Muhammad Aiman Mu’izzuddin bin Sahrin.
The orientation aimed to showcase participation and cooperation, as well as to enliven the sense of camaraderie between students and staff.
The orientation week is filled with programmes, briefing sessions and activities that assist students to learn more about PB, and provide an insight into life as a student at PB.
The orientation week is organised by the Student Affairs Division with the support of the PB Student Council.
Also present during the event were PB assistant director (corporate, planning and development), assistant director (academic), senate members, heads of divisions, centres and schools as well as student council representatives.