Brunei Darussalam

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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.


COL works in two sectors — Education and Skills — with Gender as a cross-cutting theme. COL has identified five core strategies to achieve outcomes and impact: partnerships, capacity, materials, models and policy. In practice, most COL activities incorporate more than one of these strategies — in some cases, all five.


Partnerships are fundamental to COL’s work. Strategic partnerships allow COL to broaden its reach and engage at global, regional and national levels, while implementation partners support COL’s work in communities and institutions across Commonwealth Member States. Partners include multilateral organisations, regional bodies, national governments, government agencies, foundations, civil society organisations, public and private (not-for-profit) institutions and the private sector. COL partnerships assist in improving and extending teaching and learning services to people in the developing Commonwealth.

COL’s partners in Brunei Darussalam include:

  • Ministry of Education
  • Brunei Darussalam National Accreditation Council
  • Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Key Contacts

Focal Point

Yang Mulia Dayang Rosimah Sumaimah binti Haji Matassim
Acting Executive Secretary
Brunei Darussalam National Accreditation Council
Ministry of Education
Brunei Darussalam

Notable Mention

Pehin Dato Abu Bakar Apong, former member of COL Board of Governors

Dato’ Paduka Haji Ali Hashim Haji Daud, former member of COL Board of Governors

Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Razak bin Haji Muhammad, member of COL’s Founding Board of Governors

Hj. Mohd. Denis bin Hj. Roslee, former member of COL Board of Governors

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