The 30-month Consultancy Service between the Institution of Brunei Technical Education, IBTE, and Singapore International Polytechnic and Temasek Foundation International ended yesterday with the Official Handing Over of the Brunei Maritime Academy Project Consultancy as well as the Educational Quality and Maritime Training Certificate. The ceremony took place yesterday at the Empire Hotel and Country Club in Jerudong.
The handover was witnessed by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Mustappa bin Haji Sirat, Minister of Communications. The project document was handed over by Awang Soh Wai Wah, the Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Singapore International Polytechnic; while the QMET Certificate was handed over by Awang Benedict Cheong, Chief Executive of Temasek Foundation International. The project document and QMET certificate handed over to Institute of Brunei Technical Education was received by Dato Paduka Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, Deputy Minister of Finance (Investment) as Chairman of IBTE Board of Organisers. The 30-month Consultancy Service comprised 3 aspects, namely Training Capability Building, Trainers' training and Academic Quality Assurance System.
The Minister of Communications then presented the Master Trainers BMA QMET Certificates to 15 trainees. Also present were Haji Azhar Haji Ahmad, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Communications, and Doctor Haji Azman bin Ahmad, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Higher Studies as the Ministry of Education. The Ministry of Education and the Energy Department of the Prime Minister's Office were in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications in establishing the Brunei Maritime Academy, BMA, whereby the joint service agreement with Singapore International Polytechnic was signed on the 6th of February 2014.
Source: Radio Television Brunei