When COL was established in 1987, His Majesty, Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, made an important contribution that helped put the fledgling organisation on its feet. COL remains grateful for this generosity. Brunei Darussalam hosted COL’s First Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning in 1999.
COL’s work in Brunei Darussalam is primarily in the areas of higher education through the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) network and benefits from programmes under the aegis of the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA). Learners from Brunei Darussalam are also benefitting from COL’s free, open online courses and other available resources.