Kemuda Institute to offer degree courses by 2017

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

KEMUDA Institute (KI) is expecting to bring in its first degree courses by 2017.

KI Managing Director Hjh Hasnah Hj Azri said the institute has already been in contact with several international universities.

She added that KI is looking to bring in two new degree courses which related to business and IT.

“Some of the universities (from Malaysia and UK) that we have already spoken to have actually agreed to work with Kemuda on doing their degree programmes in Brunei,” she told _The Brunei Times _on the sidelines of the institute’s fifth convocation ceremony at the International Convention Centre in Berakas.

Currently, Hjh Hasnah said KI is still in its planning stage where they are completing the registrations and accreditations with the respective universities and the Ministry of Education.

She hopes the registration and accreditation will be completed within this year as it will allow the university to start offering the courses by March 2017.

“At the moment, we are around 30 per cent along the way. We are still in the midst of negotiating. That is where we need the support of the Ministry of Education,” she said.

Hjh Hasnah said KI’s initiative to bring in the new courses are in line with the National Vision 2035 as the institute believes it has to continue to play its part in educating the youth for the future of the country.

“ We feel that we need to do it because we don’t want to just stop at diploma, and we would like to also offer the same (as other local institutions),” she said.

She added that the new courses are important and needed in the institute as it will provide the students with a variety of courses that focuses on business and IT.

Hjh Hasnah said the new courses will also help the students become more employable, at the same time, provide them with the knowledge and skills to become local entrepreneurs.

“They need this... jobs are difficult to find these days, so with the right training, they will be skilled enough to create jobs,” she said.

The Brunei Times