Maktab Duli celebrates 40 years of excellence
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE Minister of Education lauded Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah College (Maktab Duli) for its academic excellence in producing intellectual individuals in its 40 years of establishment.
In an interview with The Brunei Times, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Awg Abu Bakar Hj Apong said that he was convinced that the college will continue to produce more graduates for the nation’s development.
The minister said that over the course of 40 years, the college has produced a number of graduates who have contributed to the nation’s development such as working in the government sectors as well as private sectors.
“I am certain that Maktab Duli will continue to deliver highly educated individuals in aspiring to the nation’s vision of 2035,” said the minister on the sidelines of the thanksgiving ceremony at the college’s hall to mark its 40th anniversary. YB Pehin Dato (Dr) Hj Awg Abu Bakar hoped that the students who are currently studying and will be doing their A-level examinations would continue the college’s legacy and follow in the footsteps of those graduates who have become successful and made contributions to the country.
During the thanksgiving ceremony, the minister took part in Maghrib and Isya’ mass prayers, along with Yasin recitation.
Around 100 male and female hostel students joined in the mass prayers.
Former Maktab Duli principals were also present during the thanksgiving ceremony. Among them were Hj Md Masa Masdi Md Sa’idun, Hj Jamal Hj Kahar and Dr Hj Mahali Momin. The former principals were presented with gifts from the Minister of Education.
The first Maktab Duli principal was Dato Seri Setia Ustaz Hj Abdul Saman Abd Kahar, who took office in 1975.
The Brunei Times