BRUNEI: Minister wants 50% post-secondary participation

Brunei is aiming to increase the enrolment of students in higher education from the current 13% to 30% over the next five years, said the country's Minister of Education. The ministry is also hoping to achieve an "at least 50% participation rate in post-secondary education", including students pursuing vocational and technical training", reports the Brunei Times.

The Education Minister, Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Lela Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdul Rahman Dato Setia Hj Mohamed Taib, added that the new education system, named the 21st Century National Education System, was is geared towards "a quality education that responds and fulfils the needs of a constantly evolving society in a globalised world full of uncertainty and challenges". New revised methods of assessment to measure students' achievement are being introduced to support the system, he added.
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