Strengthening Education Partnerships: SEAMEO CECCEP Strategic Visit to Brunei Darussalam Ministry of Education

Bandar Seri Begawan, June 11, 2024 - Mrs. Komalasari, M.Pd, Director of Early Childhood Education at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia, along with Professor Vina Adriany, Director of SEAMEO CECCEP, and Mr. Rizal Nugraha, M.Pd, visited Her Excellency Dr. Shamsiah Zuraini Kanchanawati binti Haji Tajuddin, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education of Brunei Darussalam. They were warmly received by Her Excellency during their meeting.

Dr. Shamsiah Zuraini Kanchanawati praised SEAMEO-CECCEP for its efforts in advancing regional cooperation among Southeast Asian countries, including Brunei Darussalam. She appreciated SEAMEO-CECCEP's initiatives and expressed her hope that the training programs for Early Childhood Education (ECE) teachers in Brunei would continue in the coming years.

The discussion focused on the ongoing cooperation between the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia (MOECRT), the Ministry of Education of Brunei Darussalam (MOE Brunei Darussalam), and SEAMEO-CECCEP. They reached an agreement to strengthen their partnership with the aim of enhancing the provision of Early Childhood Education (ECE) in both countries.

Professor Vina Adriany explained the potential for collaboration between SEAMEO-CECCEP and the Ministry of Education of Brunei Darussalam, especially in the upcoming year when Brunei will serve as the president of the SEAMEO Secretariat Council.

The meeting concluded with a mutual agreement and optimism for future collaboration, emphasizing their commitment to advancing early childhood education and development in the region.

This visit marks a significant milestone in strengthening educational ties and promoting best practices in early childhood education between SEAMEO-CECCEP and educational institutions in Brunei Darussalam.


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