Politeknik wants foreign students for July intake

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

POLITEKNIK Brunei is planning to recruit international students for its July intake this year to gain global recognition, a spokesperson for the institution said yesterday.

Public Relations Officer at Politeknik Brunei (PB), Abdul Wafi Hj Julay said the college is eyeing to extend its education services to international students as this could improve their college’s ranking as well as to be internationally recognised.

“It is hoped that we can attract international students to do their studies with us,” he said, adding that PB is keen in developing a scholarship-based programme for foreign students.

The institution is working closely with the scholarship department at the Ministry of Education (MoE) who will match the foreign applicants to their desired programmes at PB, based on their qualification, he told The Brunei Times on the sidelines of a briefing on Quality Control Circle held to improve the quality of PB’s service and address management challenges.

Abdul Wafi said PB is still relatively new but is seriously looking into welcoming international students, particularly from ASEAN countries.

“We are still new so we might take some time to do an in-depth research of what students from ASEAN countries may require from us,” he said.

The PB spokesperson said the institution is an “ideal” destination for international students as the courses are internationally recognised.

He added PB’s diploma courses in health science of nursing and paramedic are accredited by the MoE and is on par with its regional counterparts.

He said recruiting foreign students into PB will boost Brunei’s image as a reputable study destination and at the same time give foreign students the opportunity to build closer relationships with the people and communities in Brunei Darussalam.

According to Abdul Wafi, there are about 1,500 students currently registered at PB.

The Brunei Times