354 graduates received their Doctor of Philosophy, PhD, Masters and Bachelor's degrees and diplomas in various disciplines at the 11th Hafl Al-Takharruj of Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University, UNISSA, this year. His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam as the Chancellor of UNISSA conferred the degrees and diplomas to the graduates.
The ceremony commenced with the reading of Surah Al-Fatihah was led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Doctor Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, the State Mufti.
Upon arrival, His Majesty was greeted by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman, the Minister of Education, as the Chairman of UNISSA Council, and Doctor Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal, Rector of UNISSA.
Also in attendance was His Royal Highness Prince Doctor Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, as Pro-Chancellor of UNISSA.
The reading of Surah As Saba was presented by Awang Muhammad Yusrun bin Haji Jahari, a Bachelor's Degree graduate in Usuluddin (Tahfiz and Qira'at). The reading of Al-Hadith was delivered by Awang Ahmad Shafie bin Haji Mohd Adnan, a Bachelor's Degree graduate in Usuluddin (Tahfiz and Hadis), while Awang Mohammad Rif'at Atiyah bin Anwari, a Bachelor's Degree graduate in Shariah Law read the translation of holy verses and Al-Hadith.
In his welcoming address, the Rector of UNISSA underlined UNISSA's latest development. In line with rapid advancement of technology, the Faculty of Islamic Technology that was established last year played a vital role in preparing UNISSA students and graduates in facing current challenges of the digital era.
His Majesty then delivered the titah of consent to confer degrees and diplomas to the graduates.
234 graduates received the Bachelor's Degrees in various fields; 62 received the Master's degree and 8 graduates were conferred the PhD. 26 graduates received the Higher National Diploma, HND and 10 others were conferred the Special Degree including international students from Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Tanzania, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Yemen and Sri Lanka.
As a Zikir Nation, UNISSA also plays its role in supporting the noble aspiration with the publication of UNISSA mushaf. This year's event was highlighted with the distribution of coupons for UNISSA mini sized Mushaf.
UNISSA also has its own scientific laboratory to carry own research works related to agriculture and halalan tayyiban.
UNISSA, among others, collaborated with Osaka University, Japan as an added value to enhance the academic development of students.
Doa Selamat was read by the State Mufti.
Since its establishment over a decade ago, UNISSA has produced nearly two thousand graduates in various fields.
Source: Radio Television Brunei