11th KUPU SB Convocation Ceremony

224 graduates received their degrees and diplomas at the 11th Convocation Ceremony of the Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College. His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, Chancellor of KUPU SB, conferred the degrees and diplomas to the graduates. The ceremony was held at the International Convention Centre, in Berakas.

The ceremony began with the reading of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Doctor Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, the State Mufti.

Upon arrival, His Majesty was greeted by Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Othman, the Minister of Religious Affairs as the Chair of the KUPU SB Council; and Doctor Haji Adanan bin Haji Basar, Ra'es of KUPU SB.

The reading of Al-Quran, Surah Aali Imraan and Surah Al'Alaq were presented by the graduates. The interpretation was read by Awang Abdul Hadi Nasrullah bin Ashraf, a student of the Bachelor of Religious Education Programme.

The Ra'es of KUPU SB in his welcoming address among others presented on several new programmes offered by KUPU SB last year in an effort towards achieving KUPU SB's objective. As of last year KUPU SB has offered several new programmes including Diploma in Fiqh al-Usrah studies, Diploma in Jawi studies and Islamic calligraphy as well as Minor in Muslim family Education. Also offered is a Part -time Bachelor's Degree in Religious Education Programme.

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam delivered the titah of conferment of degrees and diplomas to the graduates.

Of the 224 graduates who received Degrees and Diplomas, 5 graduates received Doctor Of Philosophy in Religious Education, 7 graduates received a Master's Degree in Religious Education; 34 graduates received a Postgraduate Diploma; 91 graduates received Bachelor of Religious Education; 80 graduates received Higher National Diploma; 6 graduates received Diploma and one graduate received a Special Certificate in Special Teaching.

In the convocation this year, KUPU SB has succeeded in producing its first graduates in the Master of Religious Education in Arabic Language Programme and several graduates of the first batch of the Bachelor of Religious Education in Arabic Language Programme. KUPU SB continue to collaborate with relevant institutions to meet the skills needs of the industry.

Doa Selamat was read by the State Mufti.

As a higher learning's religious institution in Brunei Darussalam, KUPU SB responsible for producing pious, knowledgeable, highly skilled and committed educators and leaders.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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