KUPU SB to introduce 12 new undergrad courses
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College (KUPU SB) will be introducing 12 new undergraduate courses later this year, once it gets the green light from Ministry of Education.
Deputy Rector of KUPU SB Dr Hj Adnan Hj Besar, speaking to reporters, said the programmes include entrepreneurship, multimedia Islamic history, childhood education, special education and Islamic civilisation studies.
During yesterday’s ‘Study at KUPU SB’ programme, he said students can explore career options other than being religious teachers through the new courses.
“We want KUPU SB to not just be a place to produce religious teachers, but also individuals who can explore different fields,” he said.
He added that by introducing such programmes, it could also improve graduates’ marketability.
KUPUSB currently offers nine undergraduate and master’s courses, six PhD programmes, and two diploma programmes including Higher National Diploma in Dirasat Islamiyyah and Diploma of Islamic Law and Practice.
Dr Hj Adnan said the ‘Study at KUPU SB’ programme was held to provide prospective students and parents more information on the programmes being offered at the university.
Held for two days at the Tarbiyyah Hall, interested applicants can get more information about scholarship programmes, student welfare and application procedures from education officers at KUPU SB.
KUPUSB currently has four faculties – Faculty of Usuluddin, Faculty of Syariah, Faculty of Business and Management Sciences and Faculty of Arabic Language and Islamic Civilisation.
One of the lecturers, Mohammad Hilmy Baihaqy Hj Awg Yussof, said the Bachelor of Shariah programme has received an overwhelming response among local students.
“We are very pleased to know that Syariah courses are one of the most popular programmes in KUPU SB,” he said.
He attributed the growing interest in Syariah to the implementation of the Syariah Penal Code Order in 2013.
The Brunei Times