The Continuing Education and Training Division, Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE CET), the Language Centre of Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) and the Embassy of Japan in Brunei Darussalam co-organised the 32nd Japanese Speech Contest held on 13th March 2019. The speech contest was held at the School of Aviation, IBTE Sultan Saiful Rijal Campus, and comprises of two categories; the group presentation category and the speech category.

The speech contest aims to encourage the contestants to demonstrate their proficiency in the Japanese language to the public. The contest also serves as a good opportunity to deepen mutual understanding and foster a greater friendship between the people of Japan and Brunei Darussalam.

In the group presentation category, each group, comprising of 2 students and 1 teacher, has to make a presentation about Japan in English. The group presentation category aims to increase the contestants as well as the public awareness and knowledge about Japan. A total of 7 groups participated in the group presentation category.

The speech category was divided into two categories; the beginner category and the advanced category. The beginner category is for those who have studied the Japanese language for less than 2 years. A total of 9 participants competed in this category. Meanwhile, for the advanced category, participants must not have stayed in Japan for more than a total of 2 years since the age of six. The winner of the advanced category will be invited to Japan in October 2019. A total of 14 participants competed in the advanced category.

The School of Business, IBTE Business Campus will be organizing an event; ‘IBTE Business Campus Mini Carnival 2019’ as part of the students’ practical assessment under Event Management Module for their final semester.

The objectives of the event project are for the students to become exposed to the real-business setting in terms of management, operational, marketing and financial and also, to apply their leadership skills and team collaboration skills.

The two day event is launched on Saturday, 2nd March and will end on Sunday, 3rd March 2019. The event will start its operations from 8am until 4.30pm held at IBTE Business Campus, UNISSA Sport field and other Sport Complex.

Attending the event official ceremony on the 2nd March 2019 as Guest of Honor, Yang Mulia Dr Sheikh Lukman bin Sheikh Abdul Hamid, IBTE Central Principal, Institute Brunei Technical Education.

Some of the activities organized in the carnival includes several games, pet shows and tournaments for the public to participate in, which consists of Mystery Escape Room, Flying Fox, Frisbee Game Challenge, Mini Games, Find Your Friend game, Basketball Tournament, Mobile Legend Tournament, Bunny & Parrot Show, 5 a side Futsal Tournament, Running Man Challenge, Guess Inside Box Challenge, Mini Amazing Race, ROS game, Planner Market Bubbles Activity and Face Painting, Football 7-aside, FIFA and Tekken, and Mini Games Challenge.

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