IBTE honors graduates at their 27th Convocation Ceremony

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Categories: Current Affairs
November 05, 2019

The Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) awarded Diploma certificates to 2,037 graduates during its 27th Convocation Ceremony held at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Berakas last Tuesday, 29th October, 2019.

The event was divided into two sessions. The morning session witnessed the graduation of 1,070 students with the Minister of Education, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman, acting as the Guest of Honour; whereas the Deputy Minister of Education, Datin Seri Paduka Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh, presented the awards to 967 candidates in the afternoon.

Attended by permanent secretaries at the Ministry of Education (MoE), Vice Chancellors, senior government officers, as well as the graduates’ parents and guardians; the ceremony began with an Al-Quran recitation by IBTE Business student under HNTec in Office Administration, Mohammad Nor Faiz Fikri bin Noor Asmali, followed by welcoming remarks delivered by the institution’s Director and CEO, Dr. Haji Mohd Zamri bin Haji Sabli. 

The event included an award ceremony, whereby 13 graduates under the institution were conferred the Best Student Award, which is a recognition based on the students’ outstanding academic achievement and active participation within and outside IBTE. On the other hand, the institution also presented the Special Student Award to 7 of its graduating students, who received the awards for their exceptional attendance and co-curricular activities.

Among those who graduated were 5 students who completed their studies under IBTE’s Diploma Level 5 programme, and 6 Level 4 Diploma graduates. Graduates taking Higher National Technical Education (HNTec) under the institution were the largest fraction within the cluster, with a total of 1,057 students. On the other hand, 765 graduates also received their National Technical Education (Ntec) certificates, whereas 204 others graduated under IBTE’s Industry Skills Qualification (ISQ) programme.