The country's government and private educational institutions should always be aware and prepared to face the tide of change brought by the Four Point Zero Industrial Revolution. The Minister of Education stressed the revolution will certainly have many impact and challenges on all sectors in the country. This requires wise changes towards competitiveness especially in enhancing the quality of the country's work force and economic development. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman made the remarks during the 26th Convocation of Institute of Brunei Technical Education yesterday morning.

During the morning session, 905 graduates of the Higher National Technical Education Certificate (HN-Tec) and four others of Diploma Level 4 courses received their certificates. Since its transformation in 2013, the IBTE has produced four thousand, five hundred and fifty seven graduates. The technical institution's excellence in the academic field is clearly evident in the employability of its graduates within six months of completing their courses. According to an employability study in 2018, the rate of marketability among IBTE graduates is 74.3 percent, an increase of 13 percent over the previous year.

The ceremony continued with the presentation of the Best Student and Special Excellent Student Awards in Academic and other activities. The IBTE strives to improve the quality of its programmes by implementing a number of strategies and plans to ensure they are in line with the country's needs. Yesterday it was planning to add more relevant programmes including the new NTEC CARE GIVER (CANCER CARE) programme in collaboration with the Pantai Jerudong Specialist Centre (PJSC).

Source: Radio Television Brunei