Three Students Were Not Involved and Not At the Mosques in Question during the Shootings

Following the fatal shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, the Ministry of Education has expressed its serious attention and great concern towards the safety of Brunei Darussalam's students in New Zealand, especially those studying in Christchurch. According to the Ministry, three government scholarship students are studying in the city.

The Scholarship Division at the Ministry of Education through the Education Attach in Canberra, Australia has confirmed that the three students were not involved and not at the mosques in question during the shootings. Their whereabouts and safety have been confirmed. The Ministry of Education has also requested private students in New Zealand and, or their parents or guardians to report their whereabouts to the Education Attach in Canberra, Australia as soon as possible for the purpose of security and communications. The attached can be contacted through telephone number: +61 263 854 500 extension 211; and Email: directorofstudies@brunei.org.au.

The Ministry of Education will continue to monitor the situation of Brunei students in New Zealand and will update their information from time to time.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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