The Business School officially launched the SP Carnival 2013 yesterday morning, a two-day event featuring a number of stalls and activities held on the school’s premises as part of the school’s Business Project.
Approximately 90 booths are set up for the carnival; among the features and activities present are food stalls, a reptile house, a treasure hunt, “ION’s Got Talent” contest, mini games and many more.
The carnival officially began yesterday with the recitation of a doa selamat, followed by an opening speech from the Acting Principal of the Business School, Hj Abd Ishak Hj Idris. In his speech, Hj Abd Ishak said, “It is hoped that the Business Project will open the minds of students to dive into the business world and see it as a field that should be explored.”
Present at the event as the guest of honour and also to launch the carnival was the Director of the Technical Education Department, Hj Mohd Sharifuddin Hj Mohd Salleh.
The SP Carnival 2013 is organised by Year Two students of the BDTVEC National Diploma in Business and Finance and BDTVEC National Diploma in Secretarial Studies, under the guidance and supervision of the tutors from the school.
A total of 14 groups from Year Two (final year) students, 41 groups from Year One Diploma students, and 10 groups from both Skill Certificate 2 and 3 programmes are participating in the carnival. The organising committee also invited six local entrepreneurs from the Kampung Rimba Consultative Council to be a part of the carnival.
The main objective of the project is to give the students exposure and real experience in the business world, exposing them to multiple aspects of running a business marketing, finance, operations and management. It also aims to develop the students’ knowledge and ability on managing a real business on a small scale.
“We had a good experience organising this event. We’ve had our ups and downs but it is worth it,” said President of the SP Carnival 2013, Pg Md Hassanal Pg Md Jaffri.
“I hope that everyone gains the proper knowledge and experience through the project.”
The Business Project is an essential part of the final year of the National Diploma programme of the Business School. The project has three main activities: Business Launching, Conducting Real Business and Social Responsibility activity.
Two per cent of each booth’s sales will be donated to the Children Cancer Unit in RIPAS Hospital and wakaf to mosques in the Brunei-Muara District.