Two Brunei teenagers receive full scholarships to study in Japan

Muhd Syauqi Haji Hasnul Fikri and Adham Darwishz Afiat with Embassy of Japan in Brunei Darussalam’s First Secretary, Public Relations and Culture Aoki Atsushi as well as Researcher and Advisor Watanabe Eiko at the Brunei International Airport. - Borneo Bulletin/ANN

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, May 31 (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): Two Bruneian students, Muhd Syauqi Haji Hasnul Fikri, 17, and Adham Darwishz Afiat, 19, left the country on Sunday (May 30) for Japan to further their studies under the Japanese government scholarship, MEXT.

Embassy of Japan in Brunei Darussalam’s First Secretary, Public Relations and Culture Aoki Atsushi as well as researcher and advisor Watanabe Eiko were present at the Brunei International Airport to bid them farewell.

The two students will be studying in Japanese college of technology for four years.

Colleges of technology, also known as Kosen, are unique Japanese educational institutions, offering hands-on educational programme to develop engineers with high level expertise and uses the latest technology with a focus on lab and practical work combined with advanced theoretical knowledge.

It is known to have played an important role in the development of Japan into an advanced industrial society.

Aoki said, “Kosen is a unique Japanese education system where students learn theories and carry out practical work so that they can contribute to the society.

“Besides studying, we hope the Brunei students will experience the Japanese way of life and learn more about our culture. They can become ‘friendship bridge’ between Brunei and Japan.”

Aoki added that the students will also attend a one-year Japanese language course. - Borneo Buletin/ANN

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