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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. 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.


  • Workshop on ‘Sustainable Farming Techniques’ was conducted for bamboo cultivators in Brunei Darussalam.


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

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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