POLITEKNIK BRUNEI 4th CONVOCATION CEREMONY
Tuesday, 04 December 2018
Politeknik Brunei this morning successfully organized its 4th Convocation Ceremony at the Chancellor Hall, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. 750 graduates (341 male students and 409 female students) from the 5th intake of the academic year 2015 received their Level 5 and Level 4 Diploma Diploma certificates at the ceremony. The students had attended a 3-years academic session undertaking various programmes offered by the Politeknik Brunei’s School of Business, School of Information Communication and Technology (ICT), School of Science and Engineering, and School of Health Sciences. The Level 5 and Level 4 Diploma is recognized by the Ministry of Education through the Brunei Darussalam National Accreditation Council.
The Convocation Ceremony began with the procession of students and the main procession of the Board of Governors, Senate members, main officers and lecturers of Politeknik Brunei followed by the arrival of The Honourable Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah Bin Haji Sulaiman, Minister of Education as the Guest of Honour.
The ceremony followed with the recital of Al-Quran verses by Yang Mulia Awangku Adi Nazri bin Pengiran Haji Jofri, Level 5 Diploma in Business Finance student from the 5th intake, who was also the 2nd runner up at the 7th South East Asian Youth Al-Quran Reading Competition 2015. This was in turn followed by the translation by Yang Mulia Awangku Abdul Razzaq bin Pg Kamarulzaman from the 5th intake, Level 5 Diploma in Business Studies student.
The ceremony continued with the opening remarks by the Director of Politeknik Brunei, Awang Denis Ho Mun Tai as Chairman of the Working Committee of the Convocation Ceremony. This was then followed with the speech by the Guest of Honour, The Honourable Minister of Education.
The main highlight of the day was the Convocation Award ceremony presented by the Minister of Education. From the total of 750 graduates, 170 students received their Level 5 Diploma award in Business programmes, 199 in ICT Level 5 Diploma programmes, 277 in Science and Engineering programmes and 104 students received their Level 4 Diploma award in Health Sciences programmes.
The ceremony was also entertained by tausyeh performances. The ceremony also witnessed with the presentation of: (i) 11 recipients of Academic Excellence Awards, (ii) 3 recipients of Enrichment Excellence Award and (iii) 15 recipients of Innovation Awards.
The ceremony ended with a Doa Selamat read by Awang Haji Azrol Alim bin Haji Zaini, officer from the Department of Mosque Affairs, Ministry of Religious Affairs.
Among those present at the ceremony were Yang Mulia Datin Seri Paduka Dr. Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Md Salleh, Deputy Minister of Education as the Chairman of the Board of Governors of Politeknik Brunei, Yang Mulia Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Matsatejo bin Sokiaw, Deputy Minister of Energy and Industry as the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Governors of Politeknik Brunei, members of PB’s Board of Governors, Permanent Secretaries, Vice Chancellors, Rector, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Director General of Education and Head of Departments of the Ministry of Education as well as parents, guardians and families of the graduates.
Background Information on the 3rd Convocation Ceremony
The 3rd Convocation Ceremony was previously held at the same venue on the 26th January 2017, where 375 graduates from the 4th intake received their Advanced Diploma in various fields from Politeknik Brunei.
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