Higher learning institutions must keep raising the bar, says Minister of Education

A GRADUATION ceremony to honour 649 students from Laksamana College of Business (LCB) in Business, Hospitality and Computing and Survey Development courses was held last night at Songket Ballroom of The Rizqun International Hotel in Gadong.

The evening session, for University of Chester UK degree students, was graced upon by the guest of honour, Minister of Education, Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman.

Other dignitaries at the ceremony included British High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam, Richard Lindsay; Pro Vice Chancellor of Chester University, Dr Chris Haslam; Chairman of Kensington College of Business, London (KCB), Dr Lawrence Watson; Principal and Director of KCB and LCB, Ian Pirie; Director of LCB, Haji Suhaimei bin Haji Besar; and Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Principal, Sivarajah Subramaniam.

The graduation ceremony commenced with a recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah by Ahmad Shafiq bin Haji Osman and followed by welcoming speeches by the Principal of Kensington College of Business Laksamana College of Business, Ian Pirie; High Commissioner Richard Lindsay and the Minister of Education.

In his speech, the minister said that LCB has been dedicated to providing quality education to Bruneians for the past 14 years, and continues to support the country’s needs by offering relevant programmes and developing the country’s future workforce, in addition to offering programmes relevant to the needs of industry in Brunei Darussalam.

Guest of honour, Minister of Education, Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman delivering his welcoming speech at the ceremony. – PHOTOS: ABDUL HAKIIM YAKOF AND YUSRIN JUNAIDI

One of the LCB students receiving her certificate from the guest of honour

“An institution of higher learning should continuously strive to improve the quality of the programmes offered, including collaborative programmes with institutions abroad, by increasing its institutional reputation locally and internationally. I am happy to note that LCB has alumni who have graduated from top universities