5 students and 2 supervisors left for Japan yesterday afternoon to take part in the "Sakura Science High School Programme 2019". The one week programme organised by Japan Science and Technology Agency begins today. The participants comprised of pre-university students aged 15 and above who had excelled in science and technology subjects.

Present at Brunei International Airport was Pengiran Hajah Mas Joliwane binti Pengiran Haji Tejudin, Head of Science, Technology and Environment Partnership (STEP) Centre. The programme will allow the students together with participants from other countries to take part in several activities such as orientation, attending lectures and visits to learn the Japanese culture and heritage. Upon their return to the country, they will shared their experience with other students at their respective schools, particularly in providing exposure on science and technological development. This is in line with the Ministry of Education's aspiration in producing young scientists in the country.

Source: Radio Television Brunei