4 students receive Korean scholarship

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THREE Bruneian students who are among the four recipients of a scholarship for post-graduate study at Yeungnam University in South Korea departed yesterday.

The three students are Muhammad Adi Safwan Hj Dullah, 24, who will be pursuing his master’s degree in Environmental Management and Policy; Hazimah Hj Mohammad Din, 26, who will be pursuing a master’s programme in Forest Resources and Ecological Restoration and Siti Nurafiqah Md Noor, 25, will be studying Public Policy.

Meanwhile, the other recipient is Liew Ya Yuin, 28, who will be pursuing her master’s degree in Environmental Management and Policy and is scheduled to leave the sultanate on August 28.

The four students will further their studies under the programme for ASEAN specialists on saemaul community development at Park Chung Hee School of Policy and Saemaul at Yeungnam University. Introduced in 1970, the saemaul community development refers to the community movement to modernise the rural economy in South Korea.

The duration of the programme will take place in one and a half years comprising four semesters, with the last semester being spent in Brunei to prepare for their thesis.

Kwon Mi-yeon, deputy chief of mission of the South Korean embassy in Brunei, during a gathering with the four students on Wednesday said that the scholarship is provided to strengthen the relations between South Korea and ASEAN countries, including Brunei.

“We want to contribute to the ASEAN community building which will contribute to the economic development in the region,” said Kwon.

Muhammad Adi Safwan, who had graduated from Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) last year, said he wanted to study in South Korea because it is among the developed countries that has best education system.

Another recipient, Liew, said that she wanted to learn and get experiences from South Korean varsity and when she comes back to Brunei she will share her knowledge and skills here. “I hope to see more solar power plant being built in Brunei to reduce environmental impact,” said Liew, who received her Bachelor in Business Administration from International Graduate Studies (IGS) College.

The Brunei Times