An enduring and key function of universities is to equip young people with relevant and deep skills. A university will need new scientific and engineering solutions to help combat climate change, cure diseases, strengthen cyber defences and tackle national security threats. This was explained by His Excellency Teo Chee Hean, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Republic of Singapore during the visit to University Technology Brunei, yesterday morning. According to His Excellency, universities also need to provide their graduates with important attributes to make them “world-ready”, so that they are able to contribute and create new value in whatever career they may pursue. His Excellency said, UTB makes important contributions by helping to develop a pool of well-rounded young professionals with deep engineering and technological skills to help bring solutions that make a real difference to the lives of people of both countries.

Also present were His Excellency, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and Minister-In-Charge of Muslim Affairs; Mr. Heng Chee How, Senior Minister of State for Defence, Mr. Edwin Tong Chun Fai, Senior Minister of State for Law and Health, and Mr. Tan Wu Meng, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Industry, and Datin Seri Paduka Doktor Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh, Acting Minister of Education.

Source: Radio Television Brunei