Religious ceremony marks end of Politeknik Brunei orientation week

|     Lyna Mohamad     |

A RELIGIOUS ceremony concluded the Orientation Week for the 826 students enrolling into Politeknik Brunei (PB) at the Suri Seri Begawan Raja Pengiran Anak Damit Mosque, Kampong Manggis/Madang yesterday.

The guest of honour was Assistant Head of the Department of General Studies Haji Md Jaafar bin Haji Johari who led the mass recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah to start the event. It was followed by the mass recitation of Rattib Al-Attas and concluded with Doa Penutup and Doa Kesyukuran.

The religious event was held to bless the orientation week of the ninth intake of students for academic year 2019/2020 as well as express gratitude for the acceptance of the new students to PB.

The orientation week was filled with programmes helping students to understand PB and give a picture of life as a polytechnic student.

The students were briefed on registration and examinations; government scholarships; Narcotics Control Bureau; enrichment programme; student services and ethics; emotional well-being; reliance and sustainability; ‘HAPPY Briefing’ by Brunei Darussalam AIDS Council; financial services and academic matters as well as in leadership and teamwork activities.

This year, the School of Health Sciences offered a new Diploma in Health Sciences (Dental Hygiene and Therapy programme) which is carried out in collaboration with the Department of Dental Services, Ministry of Health.

Twenty-two programmes are offered by PB under four schools – School of Business, School of Information and Communication Technology, School of Science and Engineering and the School of Health Sciences.

Assistant Head of Department of General Studies Haji Md Jaafar bin Haji Johari during the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah
ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show students during the religious ceremony marking the end of Politeknik Brunei’s Orientation Week. – PHOTOS: LYNA MOHAMAD