KUPU SB exchange programme benefits more students

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College (KUPU SB) has seen an increase in students who qualified for its foreign exchange programme in the last five years.

In a recent interview, Dr Hjh Noorhira Hj Noor Kaseh, dean of the Faculty of Syariah, said that over 50 students have undergone the exchange programme in Malaysia and Indonesia.

The exchange programme, which is inclusive of tuition fees and allowances, was introduced in 2009 as an incentive for students who have achieved good grades.

The KUPU SB had forged a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with other foreign varsities for exchange programmes for students in their final year.

Dr Hjh Noorhira said that seven students successfully completed their final semester at University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in Skudai, Johor Bahru for a period of six months while another six students underwent similar programme in 2013.

To be eligle for the exchange programme, students need to have a cumulative grade of over 3.5, she said.

A total of 27 students were selected for the exchange programme for the academic year 2014/2015, said Dr Hjh Noorhira.

Out of those, six are currently under a study programme in Indonesia’s Universitas Islam Negeri Alauddin Makassar.

The dean of Faculty of Syariah said the MoU is important for realising KUPU SB’s objective of fostering cooperation with institutes of higher education with regards to teaching, research, service and management of academic staff and students.

She said the next batch of students will start their exchange programme in September/October this year.

“This is an incentive for students who had performed well in their academics,” she said, adding that each student will be required to take courses suitable to them such as Usuluddin or Syariah.

The Brunei Times