KUPU SB students to visit Sarawak

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SERI Begawan Religious Teachers University College (KUPU SB) Student Council will embark on a five-day leadership course in Sarawak, Malaysia.

The student council is an organisation led by around 25 students from varying academic programmes who are elected by vote and they are responsible for representing the voices of students studying at Kolej Universiti Perguruan Ugama (KUPU SB).

The official opening of the leadership course for the KUPU SB student council 2013/2014 was held at a ceremony at Dewan Bahtera, Badi’ah Hotel yesterday.

Present as guest of honour was acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Ustaz Hj Harun Hj Junid.

According to the guest of honour, Ustaz Hj Harun, the course offers the student council a fundamental foundation.

“This [course] can be the starting point [for the student council] to harness the ability to provide for the students that they lead the appropriate services, to build a prosperous system and derive the trust from the rest of the students,” Hj Harun said in his speech.

To show their commitment to the course, the student council, led by the president of Majlis tertinggi Perwakilan Pelajar (MTPP) Omardi Hj Abu Bakar, raised their hands to pledge allegiance.

In an interview with The Brunei Times yesterday, Hj Ahmad Adib Hj Daim, a second year student at the college, believes the course offers something priceless in the form of experience.

“What we can gain most (from this course) is knowledge on leadership and management,” the 21-year old said.

“But the most important knowledge is on handling situations and problems that undergraduates at our college encounter.

The leadership course will run from December 30, 2013, to January 5, 2014, and the participants have all been briefed prior to their departure to Miri for the first part of the course.

For the first part of the course, the participants will undergo activities including team building, hi-rope course challenge, rafting and river orienteering, course evaluation and receive certificates for their participation.

For the second part, the participants will depart to Kuching, Sarawak and make academic visits to Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) and Universiti Teknologi Mara, Sarawak (UiTM, Sarawak).

The convoy is expected to return to KUPU SB on January 5, 2014.

KUPU SB hopes that this course can produce virtuous religious teachers that are capable of fulfilling the needs of religious education for the local community and the Islamic world.

The Brunei Times.