KUPU SB student council completes leadership course

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MEMBERS of the newly-appointed student council of the Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College (KUPU SB) have recently completed a leadership course.

In presenting certificates of completion to the students during a ceremony yesterday at the Badi’ah Hotel in Batu Satu, KUPU SB Rector Dr Hjh Masnon Hj Ibrahim spoke of the council’s role.

She reminded the student council leaders to recognise the significance of their positions, and their capacity to act as role models for their fellow students in contributing towards national development.

The rector urged them to work together as “one big family” during their term. She was also confident that the members of the previous student council would continue to help and work together with the current members, to enhance KUPU SB’s image.

In this regard, Dr Hjh Masnon advised the council to look to Islam for guidance in their leadership.

“Even though the student council does not have the answers to all the questions that (will) arise, it has been proven in the historical context of leadership in this country that all this while, leadership based on Islam as the official religion has successfully addressed all negative aspects in the community.”

“Leadership under the Malay Islamic Monarchy philosophy has resulted in the creation of the best administration and eco-system towards the realisation of becoming a Zikir Nation,” the KUPU SB rector added.

Prior to the rector’s speech, KUPU SB Student Council 2013/2014 President Omardi Hj Abu Bakar also delivered his remarks.

About 60 people were present at the event, including former and current leaders of the student council, KUPU SB chief officers and staff.

The previous leaders of the student council were also awarded certificates of appreciation for their service.

Earlier in the day, the rector also attended the closing of KUPU SB’s Dikir Syarafil Anam ceremony, which was held in conjunction with this year’s Maulidur Rasul celebrations. (Additional reporting by Waqiuddin Rajak)

The Brunei Times