Brunei Darussalam Education Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Education from The Report: Brunei Darussalam 2014

The Ministry of Education’s plan for the 2012-17 period includes three focus areas: teaching and learning excellence; professionalism and accountability; and efficiency and innovation, all bolstered by 14 strategic objectives and 18 key performance indicators. Complementing the transformation of its basic education system is an equally ambitious overhaul of tertiary institutions designed to...

Following its successful chairmanship of ASEAN in 2013, Brunei Darussalam will look to continue its role as a regional leader in areas ranging from defence to commerce. The increased focus on diversification and the growth of several industries bode well for the economy, and the coming years are expected to see Brunei Darussalam further bolster its position within ASEAN and the international economy.

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How is the use of technology in the classroom being promoted through initiatives such as e-Hijrah?

The Sultanate’s long-term strategic vision of a diversified, knowledge-based economy depends heavily on how well the education system can prepare the country’s future business leaders for the rapidly evolving and increasingly integrated global market. Preparing to build on its already solid foundation of core academic skills, Brunei Darussalam is revamping its entire...

Complementing the broader restructuring of the primary education system to redirect its focus towards meeting the needs of a modern, knowledge-based economy is a separate reboot of the technical and vocational education subsector (TVE). Given its importance in reducing unemployment and placing more Bruneians in key growth industries, the overhaul of the TVE subsector is...

Vocational training has become a key focus in Brunei Darussalam as it aims to meet the shifting demands of its economy as well as the challenges that economic integration with the rest of ASEAN is expected to bring after 2015.

Following its successful chairmanship of ASEAN in 2013, Brunei Darussalam will look to continue its role as a regional leader in areas ranging from defence to commerce. The increased focus on diversification and the growth of several industries bode well for the economy, and the coming years are expected to see Brunei Darussalam further bolster its position within ASEAN and the international economy.

Starting in July, Brunei Darussalam’s Ministry of Education (MoE) will begin implementing a series of broad-ranging reforms to the technical vocational education and training (TVET) system to align training programmes more with the needs of the economy.