Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) has 87 per cent completion rate as well as 78 per cent employment rate with 91 per cent employer satisfaction rate.
These achievements were shared by IBTE Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Academic Haji Norjemee bin Jenek in a speech at the closing ceremony of its orientation week at the International Convention Centre in Berakas.
Haji Norjemee said skilled human resources is an important asset for countries and IBTE’s mission is to nurture graduates who are highly competent and socially responsible to build a dynamic economy.
The deputy CEO urged the new intake to study hard, not waste time, seize opportunities, adopt a positive attitude and have a strong determination to succeed.
Haji Norjemee expressed hope that the new students will work collectively to raise the name and image of IBTE with its tagline ‘Inspiring Brunei Towards Excellence’.
Some 1,828 out of 3,925 applicants were enrolled into IBTE for the August intake.
IBTE CEO and Director of Technical Education Dr Haji Mohd Zamri bin Haji Sabli was the guest of honour at the event. One of the new students Dayangku Rafika binti Pengiran Haji Abdul Rahman said, “I am excited to pursue my studies at IBTE. I have waited five years and have wanted to study at School of Agro-Technology and Applied Sciences in Kampong Wasan because I am interested in science, particularly biology.”
Md Harith Daniel bin Abu Hasrah said, “I am excited to enrol in IBTE and I chose School of Hospitality and Tourism because I studied Food and Nutrition as well as Travel and Tourism in school. I am interested in these subjects hence I wish to further my studies at IBTE and work towards becoming a lecturer in the hotel and business tourism industry.”
Jaxson Lee Wen Soon said, “It feels good to be back at school again after a few years. I am excited about this new venture and it is a privilege to be enrolled in IBTE. It is the only institution to offer the course I want. Working as a real estate agent has been a dream and I find myself looking at beautiful houses when I drive past them.” – James Kon