Brunei Darussalam became the 6th member of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) on 16 February, 1984. Two years later, Brunei Darussalam hosted the 21st SEAMEC Conference, held in Bandar Seri Begawan . Brunei Darussalam also hosted the two SEAMEO Council Conferences of 1992 and 1998.
Brunei Darussalam's membership in SEAMEO has indeed been a productive one. It has actively participated in many SEAMEO training programmes and activities organised by its Regional Centres especially in areas concerning educational innovation and technology, science and mathematics, language teaching and linguistics, agriculture, tropical biology, archaeology and fine arts, and vocational and technical education.
The government contributes US$120,000 annually to the SEAMEO Educational Development Fund and US$11,635.98 to the annual operational budget of the SEAMEO Secretariat.
The SEAMEO Schools Internet Project involves the participation of secondary school students. Three Brunei secondary schools are actively involved in the project. They have won two prizes thus far.