The government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam will continue its efforts to develop the country's human capital. Among the approaches include the development of knowledge, skills and making the progressive way of thinking as a culture.
The Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports stressed that such qualities are needed to produce first class human capital. Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof made the remark at the 17th Youth Development Programme Certificate Presentation for the January and July 2015 sessions. The function took place this afternoon at the Youth Development Centre in Kampung Tanah Jambu.
Touching on the effectiveness of the Youth Development Centre in managing the government's initiative to provide the micro grant under the Independent Youth Programme, Yang Berhormat Pehin said 72 former trainees of the centre have utilised the micro grant and established their own business. This shows that the country's youth have the need to be competitive, as entrepreneurship has a crucial function for the country's economic development.
256 trainees received the 17th Youth Development Programme Certificate comprising of 91 trainees from the January 2015 session and 142 others from July 2015 session. This year's certificate presentation is the first for the Youth Development Centre after it was certified as the Approved Centre for the City and Guilds Certification. 6 recipients received the best trainee prizes for excellent performance during the course. Also present at the function were Datin Paduka Doctor Hajah Norlila binti Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Jalil and Awang Haji Noor Jusmin bin Haji Abdul Samad, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.
Source: Radio Television Brunei