Double law degree students set to graduate from UNISSA

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE first batch of students from the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Shariah Law double degree is set to graduate from Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) this year.

Shariah and Law Faculty Dean Ustazah Dr Hjh Masnooraini Hj Mohiddin said on Thursday that the upcoming graduation will mark another “historic moment” for the university following the introduction of the four-year course in 2012.

Speaking at the faculty’s inaugural law dinner at the Parkview Hotel, she hoped the students will serve as role models both in academic and religious aspects.

As potential legal practitioners, Ustazah Dr Hjh Masnooraini said they should not only be concerned with academic knowledge. She stressed that the absence of a “noble” personality will have a negative effect on their reputation and damage relationships.

“Above all, morals and ethics should be maintained and preserved, not only because of its impact on (one’s image); even the university will be implicated,” she said.

She also called on the students to share the responsibility in maintaining the reputation of the Islamic university with the vision of producing graduates who are dynamic and progressive based on the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah.

“With knowledge of jurisprudence, it doesn’t mean we are better than others and it should not be used as a platform to (show) superiority,” she said, urging students to remain humble.

The event aimed to strengthen ties between UNISSA law students as well as provide an opportunity to network with legal practitioners. Present as the guest of honour was Chief Justice Dato Seri Paduka Hj Kifrawi Dato Paduka Hj Kifli.

The Brunei Times