40 new officers end four-day DBPinduction course
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
OVER 40 new officers and staff of the Language and Literature Bureau (DBP) ended their four-day induction course yesterday.
The induction programme was aimed at giving exposure and knowledge to participants on the Malay Muslim Monarchy (MIB) concept, functions and roles of DBP as well as the bureau’s administrative system.
In an interview with The Brunei Times, one of the participants, Raieham Mohd Salleh, a language officer at Construction and Development of Languages section, said that the course is very useful to fresh officers like him.
“During the course, we were taught on how to prepare letters the right way… knowing what is a memo and when to use a letter head,” he said.
“There were also some activities that we did throughout the course, not only (listening) to talks,” said the officer, adding that such programmes should be conducted often.
Raieham, who joined the bureau last September, suggested that a leadership course for officers and staff would be useful and interesting so as to build rapport among them.
Another participant, Dk Norsafiah Pg Sapudin, an editor at Arts, Magazine and Journal section at the bureau, said that the explanation on rules and discipline in the civil service given by an officer from the Civil Service Department was helpful.
“Previously, we asked our seniors (regarding rules and discipline) and that we knew a little… now that it was explained during our induction course, our knowledge and understanding improved,” she said.
Participants were also taught on how to access the Government Employee Management Systems (GEMS) database.
Certificates of completion were given to participants by the DBP Director Hjh Aminah Hj Momin. The ceremony took place at the bureau’s Sarmayuda Hall in Berakas.
The Brunei Times