Politeknik Brunei teams up with MoE to develop skills programmes
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
POLITEKNIK Brunei has signed a letter of intent with the Ministry of Education’s Co-Curriculum Education Department to develop programmes that will equip its students with skills for their future career.
Hj Johari Hj Abd Latif, head of Politeknik Brunei’s Centre for Student Development and Innovation, said the collaboration aims to produce better and more effective co-curricular programmes for students.
The new programmes are meant to provide students with skills that would make them future-ready.
Hj Johari said the signing marked another milestone for the Centre for Student Development and Innovation (CSDI) towards broadening the students’ learning experiences through enrichment programmes, in a bid to increase their competitive edge and marketability.
“This project is important for us in (the centre) as this collaboration will enhance the effectiveness of CSDI’s Enrichment Module in meeting the module’s learning outcomes, in addition to improving students’ performance.
Hj Johari said such collaboration is one of the centre’s plans in establishing strategic partnerships with the industry and government.
“We are of the opinion that partnerships with agencies outside of Politeknik Brunei are important as these partnerships bring resources to the institution in terms of skills, culture and technology,” he said.
He added that collaborations would also enrich students’ personal development, encourage them to be independent, and allow them to embrace new experiences and its challenges.
Director of Politeknik Brunei Denis Ho Mun Tai and Acting Director of the Co-Curriculum Education Department Hj Azis Hj Nayan signed the agreement.
The signing ceremony was followed by a public speaking workshop, with 30 students taking part in the four-day workshop.
The workshop aims to hone the students’ language and communication skills.
Three officers from the Co-Curriculum Education Department are facilitating the workshop that focuses on the theory and practical aspects of communication, public speaking and scriptwriting.
Public speaking has been included as one of the programmes under the centre’s Enrichment Module, he said.
Students who excelled in the module will also be awarded during their convocation.
Hj Johari said students’ registration for the workshop exceeded their prescribed quota.
The workshop can only accommodate 30 participants, taking into account the number of facilitators and classes available.
The director said the project will be extended to other tertiary education institutions students.
The Brunei Times