New developments under way at IBTE-MTSSR

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NEW students can experience new developments that are under way at the Institute of Brunei Technical Education’s Sultan Saiful Rijal Technical College (IBTE-MTSSR) campus, its teachers said.

Five of the IBTE campuses held an Open Day event yesterday at their respective locations in the Brunei-Muara district, which allowed prospective students to get a taste of studying at the campuses.

Various heads of departments at the IBTE-MTSSR campus said the response from prospective students and their parents on their courses have been promising.

Head of School (ICT) Zahir Hussain said they received at least 100 students who had expressed interest in the courses offered at IBTE-MTSSR campus.

Students would be able to make use of new facilities that would benefit students with real-life work experience, he said.

“Our facilities are quite good. We are setting up two laboratories that simulate work in the real industry. Construction began last month so we can expect to see it completed soon,” Zahir added.

Acting Head of the Aircraft Department at IBTE-MTSSR, Anuar Engin, said his department has been making use of the new hangar along with the new building that teachers and students have started using last year.

“It would be a good experience for not only students, but also their parents who would be able to see what we actually do in class. This is hands-on experience with real aircraft that really benefits the students,” said Anuar.

Head of Hospitality Department Mohd Kamarul Izzudin Hj Kamaluddin said the courses offered at the department would open students’ eyes to challenges in the food and beverage industry.

The tutors and instructors would be ready to help equip students with the right skill sets through facilities such as the Longhouse Restaurant and Café available on campus.

Hafizah Hj Mokti, head of the Tourism Department at IBTE-MTSSR, said her department also received a good response from prospective students.

“As part of their final project, students would be required to come up with their own tour packages and sell to members of the public,” she said.

The Brunei Times