Education officer Mohammad Raymie Hj Othman from Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College left for Japan yesterday after being granted a scholarship under the Asian Youth Fellowship (AYF) Programme from the Embassy of Japan in Brunei.
A seven-month programme is set to introduce Mohammad Raymie to a preparatory course at the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai, which constitutes the learning of the Japanese language and other subjects. In addition, he will sit for an entrance exam for graduate school.
Once he has completed the seven-month course, he will proceed to a Japanese graduate school as “Monbukagakusho” (Japanese Government Scholarship Student). The AYF is a scholarship provided by the Japan Foundation to Asian university graduates who wish to enter a Japanese graduate school.
The AYA has been established within the framework of the Peace and Friendship Initiative started by the Japanese Government in 1995, aimed at nurturing human resources for the regional cooperation and development of the area, as well as to enhance and promote friendship and mutual understanding among Asian countries.
To date, 10 Bruneians have been accepted into the annual programme, which gives priority to students who have not studied the Japanese language.
— Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin