By Azim Karim & Rokiah Mahmud, BB 16 Jan 2011
The Seri Begawan Religious Teacher University College (KUPUSB) yesterday launched six books at the main hall of KUPUSB, Bandar Seri Begawan.
Attending as the guest of honour was Dr Hajah Masnon binti Haji Ibrahim, Ra’es of KUPUSB, who then launched the books. The ceremony was also attended by officers and lecturers of KUPUSB and some invited guests from various government agencies.
In her speech, she said, “It is the vision and mission of KUPUSB to be one of the leading higher institution centres which not only produces religious teachers who are competent but also as an integration centre for knowledge through training programmes aside from study and research implementation to widen their experiences, findings and research through publication.”
In addition, she also touched on efforts made by KUPUSB to produce more material resources through research and writings by the academic members. Moreover, KUPUSB also welcomes any writing contributions that will lead the Brunei community to be more literate in religious knowledge.
“Although producing academic writing needs lots of passion and often confronting obstacles, through strong commitment and consistent discipline, one shall meet success,” she said.
Furthermore, KUPUSB is welcoming cooperation and collaboration from either local or foreign institutions in contributing research publications. This shall help KUPUSB’s effort in cultivating the interest in studies and research fields from its academic members parallel with KUPUSB Strategic Plan.
The launched books were published by KUPUSB collectively derived from its academic scholars with the objective to appreciate fellow authors who have contributed their work whilst encouraging their staff to be more active in research and writing.
It is also hoped that the books will serve as useful references to its students in the long run. The published books were namely, ‘Tasawwur Islam’, ‘Tadris Al-Lughah Al-Arabiyah’, ‘Falsafah Pendidikan Islam’, ‘Pengantar Ilmu Perbandingan Ugama’, “Kepimpinan Pengurusan Sekolah Dari Perspektif’, Pengenalan Pengajian Ilmu Hadis’, all written by several authors such as Prof Madya Dr Ghazali bin Basri, Dr El Rashid Yousif Mohamed Abbas, Haji Mohd Salleh bin Lebar and Prof Madya Dr Ariffin bin Omar.