UTB students gear up for convocation

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OVER 500 students from Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) will be receiving their Masters, Bachelor Degrees and Diplomas during the convocation ceremony on Monday, November 7.

The convocation will take place at the Plenary Hall at the International Convention Centre in Berakas.

In an interview with Hj Ady Syarmin Hj Md Taib, UTB’s director of International and Public Relations Office, said the graduates and staff have been working hard to ensure the official ceremony run smoothly.

“We have had two rehearsals previously, and the full dress rehearsal. We believe we are ready for the actual convocation day,” he told _The Brunei Times _in an interview during the rehearsal yesterday.

From the rehearsals, Hj Ady said the students and staff have been able to identify gaps, tie up loose ends, ensuring everyone understands the sequences and arrangements.

“With the huge number of graduates we have to handle, (the rehearsal) is needed to ensure we get the sequencing and arrangement to be spot on,” he said.

Since the launch of the third convocation festival 2016 in October, a number of activities and events have been carried out to celebrate the graduating students.

The activities and events include a fun run, cycling expedition, debates and more.

A career fair will also be held in the near future to help the students and public to seek future employment.

The Brunei Times