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Two students head to Cambodia for ASEAN mobility programme

Two students of Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) yesterday left for Cambodia to participate in the ASEAN-ROK Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Brunei (TVET) Mobility Programme.

HNTec in Electronic and Communication student Mohammad Ikhmal Waffie bin Nordani and HNTec in Building Service Engineering student Hazif bin Haji Kefli will undergo 83 days of training and studies at the Preah kosomak Polytechnic Institute.

In an interview with the media, Mohammad Ikhmal Waffie expressed hope to apply his software programming knowledge at the Cambodian school and gain more experience in the field.

“The challenge for us will be the language barrier as the classes will be more often conducted in the Cambodian Language of Khmer than English,” said Mohammad Ikhmal Waffie.

He also shared that he was encouraged by his teacher to apply for the programme and was selected due to his participation in academic and co-curriculum activities in school.

“We were hoping for a place in Terranganu, Malaysia, but it was full. We got offered to attend the one in Cambodia instead,” he added.

The students were seen off at the Brunei International Airport by Acting Principal of IBTE Satellite Campus Dr Suhaimi bin Haji Abdul Wahab.

The programme, fully-supported by the ASEAN-ROK Cooperation Fund aims to reduce competency gaps in priority vocational skills in Southeast Asia. The mobility programmes features theory and practical classes at host institutions as well as a four-week on-the-job training. – Lyna Mohamad

Institute of Brunei Technical Education Acting Principal Satellite Campus Dr Suhaimi bin Haji Abdul Wahab in group photo with the students. PHOTO: LYNA MOHAMAD
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