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12.10.20 His Majesty Unscheduled Visit
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During yesterday morning's unscheduled visit to Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University, UNISSA, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, took a closer look at a number of learning infrastructure and facilities including UNISSA's male and female undergraduates residential colleges. 

Upon arriving, His Majesty was greeted by Doctor Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal, Rector of UNISSA. Immediately after arriving, the monarch visited a number of learning infrastructure provided by the university. Established on 1st January 2007, UNISSA can now stand on its own and carry out the trust as a true Islamic higher education centre.

With an initial intake of one hundred and seven students in the first year of its establishment, UNISSA's students now reach one thousand five hundred and seventy five in various levels of study programmes. UNISSA also saw a 17 percent increase on average of new student enrolments annually.

UNISSA's canteen also gained the monarch's attention.

To date, UNISSA offers 30 academic programmes in various levels and study fields covering Usuluddin; Syariah; Law; Arabic Language; Islamic Civilisation; Tahfiz and Qira'at; Entrepreneurship and Islamic Finance. UNISSA is the only public university in the country that fully instils the use of Arabic and English Languages in its study programmes.

His Majesty then continued the visit by taking a closer look at the UNISSA Surau. The establishment of UNISSA was a landmark of the monarch's care and attention in generating pious academics as the catalyst of a Zikir Nation.

The aspect of the comfort of students residing at the residential college was also given serious attention by the monarch. His Majesty took a closer look at the male and female undergraduates' residential colleges which house one hundred and 19 students and one hundred and 80 students respectively.

Throughout its decade of establishment, UNISSA has produced more than one thousand three hundred graduates in various fields.

Since its establishment, UNISSA has achieved stimulating developments, among them the Hala Science Bachelor Degree Programme which provides a basic learning and teaching platform in the field of Halal Science. UNISSA continues to be committed towards improving its academic quality and prepared to offer trans-discipline academic programmes. 

News courtesy of Radio Television Brunei
Photo courtesy of InfoFoto


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