LAKSAMANA College of Business (LCB) recently conducted two groups of students on separate tours of the curriculum and various courses on offer at the college.
The first group from Sayyidina Hasan Secondary School consisted of 30 Pearson BTEC students, led by Hajah Aslinda binti Haji Aliakbar, the school’s counsellor and Roani binti Haji Ahim the school’s education officer.
The second group consisted of 57 Year 11 students from St Margaret’s School, Seria. They were accompanied by Ramesh Balram, the Head of the school’s English Department; Babita Ramesh, the Head of the school’s Science Department; Deepa Rani, the Head of the Mathematics Department; and Dr Lim Meng How, a Physics teacher.
Both groups were welcomed by Mohd Norshahid bin Saharudin, a member of the LCB academic staff and Salmeiah binti Sulaiman, the LCB Marketing Officer.
Both educational tours began with a brief welcoming speech, followed by an introduction of the LCB, the Kensington College of Business (KCB, London) and the University of Chester in the United Kingdom, by Mohd Norshahid.
The students and teachers were also shown an LCB promotional video which is currently being screened at The Mall Gadong Cineplex, as part of the college’s marketing campaign.
In his presentations, Mohd Norshahid briefed the attendees on the LCB’s partnerships with KCB in London and Abdul Razak Holdings, Brunei. He also informed his audiences that the LCB has been engaged with the University of Chester since 2015.
Salmeiah’s presentations focused on the college courses and the entry requirements at the LCB. She informed the students that by achieving a minimum of four GCE ‘O’ Level passes, they are able to start with the Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate at the LCB for a year, before proceeding to any Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diplomas offered at the college.
She explained the benefits of taking KCB courses at the LCB, specifically for international students, for whom it takes a minimum of two years from Certificate to Higher Diploma level in Business Management, before pursuing a final year degree in the United Kingdom.
Salmeiah briefly gave details on the type of financial aid available for students whose parents are still employed and active TAP members.
She informed them that under this scheme, tuition fees will be subsidised by the Brunei Government according to the rates applicable for each level of their respective courses.
The groups from Sayyidina Hasan Secondary School and St Margaret’s School were also informed the college intake for the coming year of 2017 will be February-March and August-September.
The students from St Margaret’s School were then conducted on a tour of the college’s boarding facilities, which were refurbished early this year with modern designs.
A presentation on student activities at the college was delivered by Chong Ji Woei, a full-time student in Hospitality Management and the vice-president of the student council at the LCB.
Both visits ended with Salmeiah presenting the acc-ompanying teachers with tokens of appreciation.