Two students from Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI) from the International Program on Science Education (IPSE) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Education (FPMIPA) have successfully secured a rare opportunity to participate in the KUPU Seri Begawan Brunei Summer Program. The event is part of the activities organized by the Association of Southeast Asian Teacher Education Network (AsTEN). Initially, Indonesia was allocated only one slot, but thanks to their persistent efforts and negotiations, Rahma Nur Laila and Rofu Wafa Fadilah, the two UPI students, managed to obtain an additional slot. This achievement is remarkable for both the students and UPI as a whole.
The KUPU Seri Begawan Brunei Summer Program is organized by Kolej Universiti Perguruan Ugama (KUPU) in Brunei Darussalam. The program aims to broaden participants’ understanding of education, culture, and social life in Brunei while facilitating knowledge and experience exchange among students from Southeast Asian countries. Rahma Nur Laila and Rofu Wafa Fadilah, the two selected UPI students, will be joining the program, further enhancing the diversity and international collaboration among the participants.
The selection process for this program was highly competitive, but Rahma Nur Laila and Rofu Wafa Fadilah demonstrated their academic excellence and leadership skills, earning their spots in the KUPU Seri Begawan Brunei Summer Program. Through comprehensive proposal submissions and rigorous interview sessions, they convinced the selection panel of their motivation and capability to participate in the program. Their selection serves as a testament to their dedication and outstanding qualities.
One noteworthy aspect of this news is that Rahma Nur Laila and Rofu Wafa Fadilah, the two selected UPI students, only need to cover their flight expenses. They have received support from their university and local sponsors to ensure their participation in the program. This demonstrates a strong commitment to supporting human resource development in the field of education and science in Indonesia. The students express their gratitude and pledge to make the most of this opportunity.
The participation of Rahma Nur Laila and Rofu Wafa Fadilah, the two UPI students, in the KUPU Seri Begawan Brunei Summer Program is expected to bring significant benefits to their personal and academic development. They will have the opportunity to interact with students from different cultures and backgrounds, as well as broaden their understanding of education in Brunei. Additionally, their participation will enhance UPI’s reputation as an educational institution committed to producing globally competitive graduates. It is hoped that their achievements will inspire other students to boldly pursue similar opportunities to enhance the quality of their education and international experiences.