Brunei Darussalam won five merit awards at the Asia Pacific Info-Communication Technology, ICT Awards, APICTA, in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. The awards won were in three categories.

The country's delegation arrived home early this morning. Present at the Brunei International Airport to welcome home the delegation was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohammad Yusof, Minister of Communications.

Mindplus Education Sdn Bhd with their product Mindtrex won a Merit Award in the "Inclusions & Community Services - Education" category. Mindtrex is a digital learning platform that among other matters offers personalised learning, intelligent tutoring, open response assignments and pedagogically rich analytics with the help of Artificial Intelligence. Meanwhile, the team from University Technology Brunei with their product, MechSim, achieved a Merit Award in the Tertiary Students Project category. The project is a virtual training platform used for learning and training of mechanical equipment and provides users a hands-on experience that encourages personalised learning. Brunei Darussalam recorded its most promising performance in the Junior Schools Projects category, with all three winners in the BICTA Secondary Schools category achieving Merit Awards. The schools are - St John's School with its 'Hope Mental Health' application which is hoped to help individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, panic disorders and other mental health illnesses, Chung Hua Middle School with the project Instant Health Aid (IHA) which is a mobile health application and Seria's Chung Ching Middle School with their BruLife app which acts a centralised hub of information for tourists visiting Brunei Darussalam. Brunei Darussalam's participation in the APICTA Awards is a continuous initiative by the Ministry of Communications to stimulate innovation and creativity in ICT. It is also aimed to develop the nation's ICT sector by encouraging individuals, students and businesses to compete at the international level.

Source: Radio Television Brunei