Student thanks Russia for study opportunity

Azlan Othman

Bruneian student Ahmad Iskandar bin Haji Mohd Taha conveyed his appreciation to the Government of the Russian Federation after he graduated from his postgraduate course under the Russian Government Scholarship.

“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the Russian Government and the Russian Embassy for the scholarship and the opportunity to study in Russia under the MSc in International Business course at the prestigious Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) University in Moscow,” Ahmad Iskandar said.

“I will cherish and apply the valuable experience and knowledge acquired during my studies to my future career and life in general, and sincerely hope there will be more Bruneian students interested in pursuing their studies in Russia,” Ahmad Iskandar wrote in a letter to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Brunei Darussalam.

The Russian Embassy said Ahmad Iskandar became the first Bruneian to graduate from a Russian university under the Russian Government Scholarship programme.

Ahmad Iskandar was admitted to the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, which “began with a year-long Russian language course before continuing with the International Business Master’s programme”, said the embassy, adding that “due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Ahmad Iskandar had to leave Moscow for Brunei early this year but still successfully completed his Master’s degree this summer and received his scanned diploma from the university”.

Ahmad Iskandar bin Haji Mohd Taha with his Russian Language course teacher and classmates