In the afternoon, His Royal Highness Prince Doctor Haji Al- Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Brunei Darussalam, presented Degrees and Diplomas to 6 hundred 21 graduates of Universiti Brunei Darussalam, UBD . The event took place at the Chancellor Hall UBD.
The ceremony commenced with the recitation of surah Al-Fatihah led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Salim bin Haji Besar.
Upon arrival, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince was greeted by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman, Minister of Education; and Datin Doctor Hajah Anita Binurul Zahrina binti Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Wijaya Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Aziz, Vice Chancellor of UBD.
His Royal Highness delivered a sabda for conferring the Masters Degrees, Bachelor Degrees and Diplomas to the graduates.
From 621 graduates receiving the degrees in the afternoon, 265 received Master's Degree in Health Sciences, Public Health, Medical, Defence and Security Studies, Public and Management, Literature, Science, Engineering, Management, Business Administration, Islamic Finance, Linguistic, Education, Counselling and Teaching.
284 graduates received Bachelor's Degree in literature. UBD strongly emphasizes the importance of quality research and learning, with the principles of innovation and leadership, entrepreneurship and concern for the environment. This has contributed to the success of UBD as one of the top listed universities in the world.
The convocation also saw the presentation of bachelor's degree to a visually impaired graduate, Awang Haziq Syafiq bin Aisha who completed his studies in Malay Language and Linguistics.
72 graduates received Diplomas in Defence and Security Studies; and Education.
Doa selamat was read by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Salim.
In recent years, UBD has emphasized the education system related to entrepreneurial minds and experience-based learning. UBD believes that fostering entrepreneurship education and experience-based learning will enable graduates to explore various job and business opportunities, developed entrepreneurial competencies, utilized skills and knowledge gained from the followed programs in order to generate new and creative ideas.
Source: Radio Television Brunei