His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan And Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in a titah stresses the importance of Islamic Leadership as a special major field at University Brunei Darussalam. It is His Majesty's wish that Islam is not neglected in developing leadership and lifestyle among all UBD members.
In conferring the degrees, His Majesty reminds the UBD and all institutions of higher learning in the country to be one hundred percent 'knowledge recognition' in character and not mixed with political interest. His Majesty delivered the titah during the 31st University Brunei Darussalam, UBD Convocation Ceremony yesterday morning. Touching on the technological explosion in the Fourth Industrial Revolution era, His Majesty believes the graduates are capable of following changes in the economic paradigm and the new challenges. In the said era, adds His Majesty, the country cannot afford to lag behind and needs to update itself including if necessary to update the educational system inline with the needs or requirements.