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BSJV scholarship recipients over the moon (2019)

FROM LEFT: Brunei Shell Joint Ventures (BSJV) Scholarship Scheme recipients Iman Sofea binti Sairul Rhymin; and Muhammad Hamizan bin Mohammad Nor Iman. PHOTOS: BAHYIAH BAKIR

BY Lyna Mohamad

Iman Sofea binti Sairul Rhymin, who will be pursuing Mechanical Engineering at Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB), is thankful to be among the 42 students selected for the Brunei Shell Joint Ventures (BSJV) Scholarship Scheme.

“Alhamdulillah, I am so happy. It was unexpected, as there are many who are much smarter and more articulate than me,” she said.

Two years ago, Iman decided that Physics was more suited to her as an A-Level subject than Chemistry, which led her to take up Mechanical Engineering.

“My friends told me that in taking up Mechanical Engineering, I would have a hard time finding a job.

“I was going to opt for another course offered by the Ministry of Education, but I never got a call from them. Instead I got a call from Brunei Shell Petroleum Co Sdn Bhd (BSP)”, she said.

Iman has also chosen Operations as a field of work at BSP, in her eagerness to gain experiences both offshore and onshore.

“Hopefully I’ll do a Master’s after completing my degree, but I hope to be working first,” she said.

Fellow recipient Muhammad Hamizan bin Mohammad Nor Iman, who will be studying Law (LLB) at Cardiff University in Wales this month, expressed his excitement at receiving the only law scholarship that BSP has ever offered.

“I have always wanted to study in the United Kingdom, and Law has always been my go-to course,” he said.

“Initially, I wanted to be a lawyer to serve the country, but since I am attached to BSP, I can help the company to be legally refined and more ethical, while also helping those who are less fortunate.

“My interest in legal matters began in Year 9, when I read about poverty and social injustice. I will definitely be working for this company, but it won’t stop me from helping others. I’ll just take one step at a time.”

-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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