THE ROLE OF EDUCATION IN IMPROVING CENTRAL JAVA
On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018, a candidate of Central Java Governor, Sudirman Said visited Universitas Dian Nuswantoro (UDINUS). The visitation was to introduce his educational program if he is elected in the future.
Sudirman Said mentioned that campus became a very important actor of development, and his visitation to UDINUS was a medium to listen to suggestions and inputs from educational sector. "Educational sector must be close to the government policy to reduce or even eliminate corruption. If there is a huge gap, then there will be a lot of deviations. The campus has a lot of good authorities for the government. Two of them are moral authority and scientific authority, "he said.
Sudirman Said added that his party continue to encourage educational sector to be able to run character and skill based educational programs in order to be able to create young generation who excel in all fields. "We continue to encourage the program so that the young generation in Indonesia, especially Central Java has good manners, good integrity and honesty. These three things should come from the educational sector, "he said.
Meanwhile, the Rector of Universitas Dian Nuswantoro (UDINUS), Prof.Dr.Ir Edi Noersasongko M.Kom reminded the Academy, Bussiness and Government (ABG) concept to Sudirman Said. The concept can be useful to strengthen the economic system and improve Central Java in the future.
Prof.Dr.Ir Edi Noersasongko M.Kom said that educational sector has a big part in improving the country through research and academic sector. According to Edi, the candidate of Central Java governor must have a strong understanding about the concept of ABG and able to embrace all. "We are welcomed Sudirman Said's visitation to UDINUS. The role of the university becomes very important because university will create the future leaders who have good skill and attitude, "Edi said.
Edi also explained that UDINUS did not choose sides of any Central Java governors candidates. According to Edi, even though both of the candidate of Central Java Governor had different concept, but their goal was still the same, to improve Central Java in various sectors. "We give freedom to all lecturers, students and stakeholders in UDINUS to choose based on their own desire in the upcoming governor election, "he concluded.
In addition, the Head of UDINUS’ Public Relation, Agus Triyono S. Sos, MSi hoped that educational sector could become the prime pillar to promote Indonesia and reduce corruption in every fields. "Now corruption is the greatest enemy of Indonesia and we, UDINUS, are ready to fight it. UDINUS keep teaching its students with character building since they are a freshman,” he concluded. (* PR / Alex; Picture by: Nining Sekar)