In conjunction with the school twinning program hosted by the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Collage, a gala night was organised to mark the end of the week long school twinning program between SOAS collage and Victoria collage Singapore.
The guest of honour at the event was the Deputy Permanent Secrtary to the Prime Minister’s Office, Hj Mahrub bin Hj Murni.
The gala night show cased cultural performances by the students of SOAS collage as well as the students from Singapore.
According to Pg Zahari, the aims and objectives of the twinning program has been achieved whereby not only do students learn to respect each other’s culture but they now have a deeper understanding about their respective, culture, tradition and religion.
The twining program which commences on 16th November until 23rd November where students learnt about the culture, heritage and traditions of Brunei Darussalam, as well as about Brunei’s cultural heritage and school system.
The program had generated valuable knowledge and experiences for both parties, where the aims of the School twinning program was to help maintain bilateral ties between the two countries, as well as strengthen the relationship amongst students and staff between institutions.
It was also to promote academic and cultural exchange where through the program it had provided a platform for exchange of ideas, information, issues and challenges pertaining to the education system of both countries. It also fostered a sense of partnership through sharing of ideas on administrative, teaching and learning strategies. Last and certainly not least the program encourages nation building for both colleges.