Students speak of passion to learn technical skills

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PASSION and interest was what led high school graduates and civil servants undergoing in-service training to undertake courses in technical education as their choice of further studies.

The the 56th intake at Sultan Saiful Rijal Technical College (MTSSR) aimed to provide technical assistance in developing the nation, once they have graduated.

Seventeen-year-old Md Zulfadhli Hj Kassim, who achieved six O Levels in the exams last year, is taking a Diploma in Audio and Video Systems.

His parents were reluctant at first, to let him pursue his studies at the technical college, but later had a change of heart when Md Zulfadhli explained his passion towards his chosen course.

“My parents wanted me to study at the Meragang Sixth Form Centre (PTE). But I explained my target to work at the Radio Televisyen Brunei (RTB) after I have finished my studies,” said Md Zulfadhli who was a students at Berakas Secondary School.

He said he was moved by the film movies produced by Malaysian film directors and hoped his course would help him realise his dream.

“I knew about this diploma course during a career talk held at my previous school at the end of the year,” added Md Zulfadhli.

Another high school graduate from Sultan Sharif Ali Secondary School, Md Hj Zul Amirin Hj Md Sharazmi, selected the two-year course of Skills Certificate in Three Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery Services due to enthusiasm in cooking.

“I am interested in cooking because I got it from my parents who have done catering business for many years,” said the 18-year-old, adding that he wanted to improve his cooking skills through the course.

His parents have taught him to become a disciplined person by waking up early to prepare food and beverages to be delivered to customers.

Md Hj Zul also learnt to manage catering business from his parents where time has to be managed during marriage ceremonies.

“I hope to improve my cooking skills and business management throughout the two years course,” he said.

Meanwhile, Zurairah Hj Lisa, a government civil servant is taking the two-year course Diploma in Information and Library Science.

The 28-year-old worked as library assistant at the Brunei History Centre for five years and she received a government scholarship to continue her study at the college. She said she hoped to do her best to gain as much knowledge as possible.

A total of 404 students began orientation week which began yesterday.

The Brunei Times