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Be an efficient international link for the enhancement of Brunei education system

Towards quality management in rendering internationalisation services in education

Yang Mulia Pengiran Haji Ahmad Masudwardi Aidil-Fitri bin Pg Haji Daud (Acting)
Address2nd Floor, Block A
Ministry of Education
Jalan Airport Lama
Berakas, BB3510
Brunei Darussalam
Contact Number
General Office No.  :+673 238 1256
Tel No.                      :+673 238 1133 ext 1209/1210
Fax No.                     :+673 238 0703

About Us

"Brunei Vision 2035 - aim to transform Brunei Darussalam by 2035 as a nation widely recognized for the accomplishment of its educated and highly skilled people as measured by the highest international standards..."

The International Relations Division consists of one Head of Division and six (06) International Desk Officers with the assistance of three (03) staff members.

The International Relations Division is responsible for the preparation and the planning of annual regional and international commitment of the Ministry of Education as well as reviewing, monitoring and reporting of developments in the programmes, projects and activities participated in or conducted by the Ministry of Education as a member of regional and international organisations.

Participation of the Ministry of Education at the regional and international levels is aimed to develop the educational system and enhance the quality of education in accordance with the requirements of the Brunei Vision 2035 and the strategic plan of the Ministry of Education 2018-2022.

  • ​Enhancing and strengthening of diplomatic relations, bilateral and multilateral cooperation in education.
  • Learning and sharing information and experiences on effective strategies, projects and best practices in education.
  • Assisting in the formulation and the updating of national education policies and regulations up to the standards of the education policies and regulations of the more developed countries.


The International Relations Division is responsible for bilateral and multilateral activities at regional and international levels as follows:

1. To provide and coordinate work plans and commitment abroad for the Minister of Education, Deputy Minister of Education, Permanent Secretaries, Deputy Permanent Secretaries and Director-General of Education.

2. To coordinate high-level visits from international stakeholders and counterparts in education from abroad.

3. To coordinate and monitor the country's involvement in projects, programmes and collaborative activities in the field of education between Brunei Darussalam and its partner countries, as well as organised by regional and international organisations such as ASEAN, SEAMEO, UNESCO, ISESCO, COMMONWEALTH, ASEM, APEC, dialogue, consultation partners and sectoral agencies.

4. To provide information and data in terms of country position and working papers, talking points, bilateral information in education cooperation for the use of conferences, meetings, discussions, and collaborative planning at regional and international level.

5. To coordinate the process of signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and the Letter of Agreement in the field of education with Ministries abroad, regional and international education institutions and agencies. 

6. To coordinate and monitor the implementation of approved educational projects under the jurisdiction of a Joint Working Group Meeting as per agreed and signed in the MOU and MOA.

7. As the Secretariat to the National Commission of Brunei Darussalam for UNESCO, the Internationa Relations Division is responsible in planning and coordinating meetings and training programmes in collaboration with Permanent Representative Office of Brunei Darussalam to UNESCO in Paris, France, as well as UNESCO Regional Office in Bangkok, Jakarta, and other Asia-Pacific region.

8. To conduct research and assessment in relation to programmes, projects and activities organised at the regional and international level participated by the Ministry of Education.

9. To collect, analyse and formulate meeting reports and documents, conferences, forums, seminars, workshops received from organisations, institutions and agencies abroad to be distributed and shared with departments, divisions, units under the Ministry of Education and its associated stakeholder.

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Involvement at Regional and International Levels

  • ASEAN Ministers of Education Meeting (ASED)
  • ASEAN Plus Three Ministers of Education Meeting (ASED+3)
  • ASEAN East Asia Summit Education Ministers Meeting + (EAS EMM)
  • ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Education (ASEAN SOM-ED)
  • ASEAN Plus Three Senior Officials Meeting on Education (ASEAN SOM-ED+3)
  • ASEAN East Asia Summit Senior Officials Meeting on Education (ASEAN EAS SOM-ED)
  • ASEAN + Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Consultative Meeting
  • ASEAN University Network (AUN)
  • ASEAN University Network/Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net)

ASEAN Projects:

i. ASEAN Workplan on Education 2016-2020
ii. ASEAN Plus Three Plan of Actions 2018-2022


a)      Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Council Conference (SEAMEC)
b)      SEAMEO High Officials Meeting (SEAMEO-HOM)
c)      SEAMEO Executive Committee Meeting (SEAMEO-EXCO)

SEAMEO Regional Network/ Centres

Brunei Darussalam
1. SEAMEO Regional Centre for Vocational and Technical Education (VOCTECH)

2. SEAMEO Regional Centre for Technical Education Development

3. SEAMEO Regional Centre for Tropical Biology (BIOTROP)
4. SEAMEO Regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel in Language (QITEP in Language)
5. SEAMEO Regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel in Science (QITEP in Science)
6. SEAMEO Regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel in Mathematics (QITEP in Mathematics)
7. SEAMEO Regional Centre for Food and Nutrition (RECFON)
8. SEAMEO Regional Open Learning Centre (SEAMOLEC)
9. SEAMEO Regional Centre for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting (CECCEP)

10. SEAMEO Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics (RECSAM)
11. SEAMEO TROPMED Regional Centre for Microbiology, Parasitology and Entomology (TROPMED Malaysia)
12. SEAMEO Regional Centre for Special Education (SEN)

13. SEAMEO Regional Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology (INNOTECH)
14. SEAMEO Regional Centre for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)
15. SEAMEO TROPMED Regional Centre for Public Health (TROPMED Philippines

16. SEAMEO Regional Language Centre (RELC)

17. SEAMEO Regional Centre for Higher Education and Development (RIHED)
18. SEAMEO Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SPAFA)
19. SEAMEO Regional Tropical Medicine and Public Health Network (TROPMED-Network)
20. SEAMEO TROPMED Regional Centre for Tropical Medicine (TROPMED Thailand)
21. SEAMEO Regional Training Centre (RETRAC)
22. SEAMEO Regional Centre for Lifelong Learning (CELLL) 
23. SEAMEO Regional Centre for Community Education Development (CED)

24. SEAMEO Regional Centre for History and Tradition (CHAT) 

SEAMEO Projects:
  • SEAMEO-ASEAN Collaboration Project
  • SEAMEO-UNESCO Collaboration Project
  • SEAMEO College Project
  • SEAMEO Project-Australia Press Award / Education Link Award

  • UNESCO General Conference
  • UNESCO Conferences (Basic Education & Higher Education)
  • UNESCO Regional Office, Jakarta, Indonesia (regional meetings and trainings)
  • UNESCO Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand (regional meetings and trainings)
  • UNESCO Institute of Statistics 

  • ISESCO General Conference
  • ISESCO Executive Council Meeting
  • Islamic Conference of Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research (ICMHESR)
  • Islamic Conference of Ministers of Education


  • Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM)
  • Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
  • Commonwealth Small States


  • APEC Education Ministerial Meeting (AEMM)
  • APEC Human Resource Development Working Group Meeting (HRDWG)


  • Asia-Europe Meeting of Ministers of Education (ASEMME)
  • ASEMME Senior Officials Meeting (ASEMME SOM)
  • ASEM Education and Research Hub for Lifelong Learning
  • ASEM Working Group on Innovative Competences and Entrepreneurship

UNITED NATIONS (Geneva, Switzerland)

  • Universal Periodic Review (UPR) for Brunei Darussalam
  • Working Group to Monitor Progress of the Recommendations of the 1st/2nd Cycle of Universal Periodic Review
  • Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Joint Working Group Programme
Ministry of Education Joint Working Group with;

Singapore       (Ministry of Education – Core Education and Higher Education)

Thailand         (Ministry of Education – Core Education and Higher Education)

Malaysia         (Ministry of Education – Core Education and Higher Education)

Qatar               (Ministry of Education –Higher Education)