Friday, January 2, 2015


From 14 until 19 December, 2014, ISDEV Research Team on Quality Management of Islamic Institutions were in Brunei Darussalam to carry out the empirical part of their research grant. The ISDEV Research Team consisted of ISDEV Director, Professor Dr Muhammad Syukri Salleh, ISDEV Programme Co-ordinator, Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad (Leader) and ISDEV Research Officer who is also a RISDEV (ISDEV Postgraduate by research) student, Nurhidayah Marzuki.  
Hajjah Surianah Haji Alias (right), Acting Registrar of UNISSA receiving a token of appreciation from
ISDEV Research Team Leader, Dr Fadzila Azni (left).

The main focus of the trip was to collect data for the said research. This research is one of the three ISDEV, USM - UNISSA collaborative researches. The ISDEV Research Team was joined by Dr. Fadzilawati Mohiddin and Hajjah Norliza Haji Mahalle from Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) of Brunei Darussalam throughout the field work.
Interview session with Dr Adenan (left), Deputy Ra'es of KUPU SB.
The field work of gathering data involved eight Islamic institutions in Brunei Darussalam. However data gathered from this trip involved only six Islamic institutions. The interview sessions were spread over four days spanning two interview sessions per day for the first two days and an interview session each on the third day and the fourth day.
A photo session after the interview with Mr Aminuddin Haji Buntar (fifth from right), Acting Director of Management Services, Prime Minister's Department.  
The first day, ISDEV Research Team interviewed Dr Adenan, Deputy Ra'es of Kolej Universiti Perguruan Ugama Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) while later part of the day they interviewed Haji Damit Haji Mohd Tahir, Manager of Relationship Management, Human Resource Development Division of Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD). The next day the team had an interview session with Mr Aminuddin Haji Buntar, Acting Director of Management Service Department (MSD) and Haji Abdul Wahab Haji Satar, Secretary of Majlis Ugama Islam Brunei Darussalam (MUIB).
An interview session with Tuan Haji Abdul Wahab (left), Secretary of the Majlis Ugama Islam Brunei (MUIB).
On the third day, ISDEV Research Team interviewed Dr. Arman  Haji Asmad, Acting Ra'es of UNISSA while the interview with Tuan Makhtar Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Centre for Islamic Banking and Finance Management (CIBFM) could only be held the next day.
Interview with Dr. Arman Haji Asmad (left) Acting Ra'es of UNISSA.
The remaining two institutions, Institut Perkhidmatan Awam (IPA) and the Persatuan Dakwah Islamiah (PDI) gave their commitment to respond to ISDEV Research Team's interview questions through emails.

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