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Practice lifelong learning, graduates told

A TOTAL of 584 students from Laksamana College of Business (LCB) in various programmes received their certificates during the college’s convocation ceremony yesterday morning.

They were recipients of BTEC Programmes, University Foundation Course and Kensington College of Business (KCB) London Programmes in various programmes in Business, Hospitality Management, Computing and Systems Development offered by the college.

Present as guest of honour at the ceremony held at The Rizqun International Hotel in Gadong was the Deputy Minister of Education, Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar who also presented certificates to the graduating students.

Photos top, above & below show Deputy Minister of Education, Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar presenting a certificate to the graduating LCB students. – PHOTOS: SIM Y H

Chairman of KCB, Dr Lawrence Watson in his welcoming remarks said that through the strong partnership between LCB and KCB and with the support from the Ministry of Education, LCB is constantly capable of generating high-calibre, competitive and skilled graduates.

He added that apart from attaining education for their future careers and advancing their studies, the students during their time in LCB were also trained to demonstrate and possess good communication skills, planning competencies and also team-work effort.

This, Dr Watson said, is important as education is one of the main pillars of realising the Brunei Vision 2035. He said that yesterday’s ceremony is one testament that the private sector is capable of collaborating with the government in generating skilled and competitive graduates who are able to contribute to the country’s development. Upon graduation, Dr Watson also advised the students to practice lifelong learning while also telling them to remember that in their future careers, they must always lend their helping hands to those who need support and to give them a chance to improve themselves.

Chairman of KCB, Dr Lawrence Watson delivering his opening remarks

LCB students waiting to receive their certificates at the convocation ceremony yesterday

During the ceremony, 86 graduates received their University Foundation certificates; 34 in the KCB Programmes in Higher Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Certificates; 87 in the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Business (Accounting/Marketing); 28 in the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Hospitality Management; 77 in the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Computing and Systems Development; four in the Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Computing and Systems Development; 100 in the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business; 12 in the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality Management and 99 in Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Business.

Since its inception in 2003, LCB, a subsidiary of KCB in London, has produced thousands of students who progressed to graduate from numerous universities in the United Kingdom. The college since inception has also successfully provided 3,700 local and international students with the opportunity to further their studies in Brunei.

The college is also the official partner of the University of Chester, UK and is the first college in Brunei to offer a three-year fully fledged degrees awarded by the university in Computer Science, Accounting and Finance, Business Management and Marketing.

Another graduation ceremony hosted by LCB yesterday evening saw the first batch of 63 graduates from the University of Chester courses receiving their degrees.

(Source: Borneo Bulletin, August 30, 2017)

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