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SEAMES delegates visit Sultanate to strengthen bonds

Rokiah Mahmud

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Regional Centre, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation Regional Centre for Vocational and Technical Education and Training (SEAMEO Voctech) welcomed delegates from SEAMEO Secretariat (SEAMES), Bangkok, Thailand, from July 4 to 6 as part of the SEAMEO Benchmarking Programme.

The visit aimed to strengthen educational, cultural and social bonds between SEAMES and SEAMEO regional centres, as well as to broaden the knowledge of the SEAMES staff.

SEAMEO Voctech Centre Director Alias bin Haji Abu Bakar as well as Deputy Directors Pengiran Haji Mohamad Sufri bin Pengiran Ali and Dr Paryono, together with the Voctech Centre’s management and staff, welcomed Publication and Multimedia Specialist Dr Aye Chan Mon and SEAMES Project Officer Jolin Nguyen, who were joined by TVET Expert from GIZ-RECOTVET Ansgar Schaefer on Monday at the SEAMEO Voctech office.

During the benchmarking visit, the Voctech Centre shared information and experiences on its IR4.0 research initiative; knowledge management system; training programmes; and learning management systems with the delegates, enabling an understanding of SEAMEO Voctech’s role and contribution to TVET in Brunei.

The delegates also visited local sites including the Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE)’s Agro-Technology and Applied Sciences Campus; Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque; The Royal Regalia; The Empire Brunei in Jerudong; and The Abode Resort and Spa.

The delegates in a group photo: PHOTO: SEAMEO VOCTECH