From the Ministry of Religious Affairs, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam then visited Julangan Titah Graduan Bersepadu located at Jalan Bunga Teratai, Kampung Jaya Setia, Perpindahan Berakas.
Upon arrival, His Majesty was greeted by Awang Zaman bin Haji Gapar, Chairman of the Graduan Bersepadu Operations and Management Working Committee. Graduan Bersepadu Sendirian Berhad which started its services last Sunday, was established as an effort and initiative organised for the first time to provide opportunities to graduates from various academic backgrounds to be in service to society through entrepreneurship or business.
With 5 subsidiaries in different fields, Graduan Bersepadu is handled by 53 local graduates. The subsidiaries are Sajian Graduan, Pasaria Graduan, Designer Graduan, Pustaka Graduan and Tutor Graduan. The Graduan Bersepadu project is hoped to produce independent graduates, and simultaneously build a self-sufficient society in facing the various challenges of the 4th industrial revolution. His Majesty first visited the Sajian Graduan Unit. The unit carries the concept of a modern-style cafe offering over 70 dishes. The unit's staff comprise local graduates who have completed their studies in various fields from local and overseas universities.
Pasaria Graduan which is handled fully by local graduates from various academic backgrounds, offers daily necessities from quality dry and wet goods, which fulfils food safety standards.
Designer Graduan was also a point of attention in the monarch's visit. Designer Graduan is one of the subsidiaries under Graduan Bersepadu, offering services as a boutique and tailor. It is operated by 5 graduates from various backgrounds with the guidance of the board of directors and trained by a renowned company in design and tailoring.
Meanwhile, Pustaka Graduan is operated by graduates with differing backgrounds namely Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University, UNISSA; Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College, KUPU SB; Universiti Brunei Darussalam, UBD; Universiti Teknologi Brunei, UTB and Laksmana College of Business.
Eleven tutors from various fields as well as local and overseas universities are operating Tutor Graduan. The Tutor Graduan teaching workforce are trained comprehensively by lecturers from Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Education Institute, UBD and introduced to appropriate teaching theories inline with the Brunei Teachers Standard.
His Majesty's visit certainly drives youths to fulfil the high hopes placed on them. This includes their meaningful contributions to the country and nation's development and progress, and at the same time prepare them to become a valuable asset to the country.