VISIT OF SEAMEO SECRETARIAT DIRECTOR TO POLITEKNIK BRUNEI
Wednesday, 18 Zulkaedah 1436 / 02 September 2015
Dr Gatot Hari Priowirjanto, Director of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Secretariat made a working visit to Politeknik Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan, today.
His arrival was received by the Acting Director of Politeknik Brunei, Awang Denis Ho Mun Tai. The visit attracted discussion on the introduction of Politeknik Brunei and further opportunities that can be established between SEAMEO and Politeknik Brunei.
In attendance was the Acting Assistant Director of Politeknik Brunei, Awang Alias bin Haji Abu Bakar and the Head of International & Public Relations Department Politeknik Brunei, Dayang Hajah Azizan binti Dato Paduka Hj Othman.
Politeknik Brunei has worked closely with SEAMEO through the SEAMEO VOCTECH Regional Centre by sending its education officers and lecturers to undergo training programmes organized by the Centre.
A total of eighteen (18) programmes were offered by Politeknik Brunei for the 2015/2016 intake. The Level 5 Diploma is accredited and approved by the Brunei Darussalam National Accreditation Council, Ministry of Education and is equivalent to Higher National Diploma (HND).
The technical education transformation is a timely response to the reality of the local and global economic landscapes that are constantly changing and the current and future skilled workforce needs of the nation. Therefore, beginning this year, for the coming July 2015 intake, Politeknik Brunei will be offering a 3-year diploma programs to students with a minimum 5 GCE O Level credits on relevant subject and students with Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) qualifications. In addition to that, for the very first time, Politeknik Brunei will also be offering a 3-year Diploma level 4 programs on health sciences.
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