47 students receive BIBD ALAF scholarships

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Minister of Finance and Economy II and MInister at the Prime Minister’s Office, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah (3rd L) and Managing Director of BIBD, Mubashar Khokar ( 2nd L) in a group photo during the BIBD ALAF Scholarship Awards presentation ceremony at The Empire Hotel and Country Club on 23/01/19. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

Aziq Azman
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

Forty-seven students from the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) and Ministry of Education (MoE) were recently awarded with Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam’s (BIBD) ALAF (Advocating Life-long Learning for an Aspiring Future) scholarship.

Presenting the awards to them was the Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and second Minister of Finance and Economy Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah, in an event held at the Empire Hotel and Country Club.

Also present was the Acting Minister of Education Datin Seri Paduka Dr Hjh Romaizah Hj Mohd Salleh.

Minister of Finance and Economy II and MInister at the Prime Minister’s Office, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah (R) presenting a scholarship to one of the recipients during the BIBD ALAF Scholarship Awards presentation ceremony at The Empire Hotel and Country Club on 23/01/19. Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

The ALAF programme is a scholarship scheme developed by BIBD in 2013 to help move the country closer to creating a highly skilled and educated populace – one of the goals underscored under its Vision 2035.

Its primary aim was to put education within the reach of underprivileged students, offering them the aid to pursue their passions. Including the new batch, the programme currently supports the development of 215 students altogether.

The Bruneian