Students must understand the content of their pledge to excel and to be fully committed towards the development of the country and the religion.
It is the student’s role to acquire skills and knowledge that are beneficial for their future especially in determining life directions after graduating.
Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) Rector Dr Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal made these remarks at the start of a five-day Ta’aruf (orientation) week for 459 new students of the 2022/2023 academic session at the Theatre Hall of the National Service Programme (PKBN) Camp in Temburong District on Monday.
The event was organised by the Student Affairs Office in collaboration with UNISSA Student Representative Council (MPP).
The new students comprise 365 undergraduates and 90 graduates 12 per cent of whom are international students.
The rector reminded students to perform their daily prayers to prepare them for life challenges.
The orientation week also included induction briefings on the academic process, learning programmes, university’s compulsory courses, learning facilities and co-curriculum.
A number of religious and motivational activities as well as mental health and self-identity development programmes were also held.
The student pledge was led by Saifuddin Safwan bin Said who is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Halal Science programme at the Halalan Thayyiban Research Centre.