The Ministry of Education has always put emphasis on the high participation rate in education especially on the transition of students from secondary education to post-secondary and higher education which of paramount importance to ensure the alignment of human resources for the economic development of this nation. A National Key Performance Indicator, NKPI focusing on the enrolment to post-secondary education has been put in place to ensure that this will be achieved in line with the National Vision 2035 (Wawasan Brunei 2035). The Minister of Education outlined the matter at the Laksamana College of Business, LCB Graduation Ceremony.
Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman said the Technical and Vocational Education Scholarship Scheme, is one of the many initiatives under His Majesty's government to support enrolment into post-secondary education to enable further studies at local private higher education institutions in the country. Such initiatives, he added, further underlines the importance of the role of private higher education institutions in complementing the national education system in providing targeted human resource for the diversification of the country's economy.
Also present was Datin Seri Paduka Doktor Dayang Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh, the Deputy Minister of Education. The graduation ceremony was for 103 graduates from the University of Chester degree programmes. This is the second batch of graduates for the University of Chester degree programmes that have completed the whole course in Laksamana College of Business. The Chester University programmes comprise degree courses in management, BA in Marketing and Bsc in Computer Science. A total of 11 graduates pursuing the Chester programmes achieved 1st Class Honours degree. LCB is the official partner of the University of Chester and is the first college in the country to offer a three-year full-fledged degree awarded by the University of Chester.
Source: Radio Television Brunei