UBD presents awards to 93 students

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UNIVERSITI Brunei Darussalam (UBD) presented 102 awards to 93 excellent students yesterday at its University Medal and Book Prize Awards Ceremony.

The event which took place at the university’s Chancellor Hall was held in conjunction with the university’s 28th Convocation.

Among the 93 students, five of them were recipients of the coveted University Silver Medal Award.

The Silver Medalists were Arabiatul Aqilah Awang Ahmad (Bachelor of Arts), Nur Amni Mohammad Malik Finti (Bachelor of Science), Amal Widaad Hj Mohaimin (Bachelor of Health Sciences), Chai Siew Ching (Bachelor of Business) and Muhammad Adib Idris (Bachelor of Engineering).

Additionally, 81 book prizes were awarded to Bachelor and Masters Degree students, seven awards of achievement for Diploma students and nine students received Excellence Awards from Brunei LNG for achieving First Class Bachelor Degrees.

Attending as the guest of honour to present the awards was Minister of Education Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Suyoi Hj Osman. Also in attendance was Minister of Health, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Zulkarnain Hj Hanafi.

In her opening speech, UBD Vice-Chancellor Datin Dr Hjh Anita Binurul Zahrina Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Wijaya Dato Seri Setia Hj Awg Abdul Aziz congratulated the students’ on their achievements and hoped that the achievement will serve as an inspiration for the students when pursuing their future.

She also added with the establishment of the new Centre of Lifelong Learning, members of the public will be given the chance to enhance their skills and knowledge without the need to quit their jobs.

This represents UBD’s initiative to stay relevant towards the development of human resources in the country.

Speaking in an interview Muhammad Adib Idris, one of the Silver Medalists who majored in Chemical and Process Engineering attributed his success to finding a balance between work and play.

“If you study 24-7, that will not be any good to you as (it is also important) to treat yourself by hanging out with friends, travelling or just playing video games,” said Muhammad Adib Idris adding that it is important to enjoy the education journey.

In another interview, a Masters of Public Policy and Management student Dina Roslina Hj Aliuddin said that she was surprised and happy that she received a book prize for her achievement.

“There was a lot of hard work, sleepless nights, sleeping in the library, research and discussion but it was all worth it,” said Dina adding that developing a curiosity for the subject and learning to ask questions regardless of how simple has contributed greatly to her achievements.

The Brunei Times