goodmorningpapua.com – A new student from the University of Indonesia (UI) from Manokwari City, West Papua, Demos Yovano Mansayori Karubaba, expressed his pride because he was accepted to continue his studies became a student majoring in International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Indonesia (UI).
“During the two years of the pandemic, when learning was done online, he and his friends in Manokwari relied on the sunny weather to get smooth internet access,” said Demos, Friday (19/8/2022).
Because if the weather is sunny, learning will run smoothly, but if the weather is bad, learning at school will be hampered.
Even so, Demos’ fighting spirit did not decrease and he was determined to be able to pass the selection to continue his studies at UI.
He is actively studying and participating in various competitions until he is included in the list of eligible students who are entitled to take part in the National Selection to Enter State Universities (SNMPTN).
“It is rare for Papuans to go to university, let alone the number one university in Indonesia,” he said.
What he did, said Demos, was a challenge for him to prove that Papuans could also study at UI.
“Praise God, thanks to my efforts and hard work, I was accepted at UI,” said Demos, who is the Commander of the Troops at the 77th RI Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony at UI.
He hopes to be a Papuan representing Indonesia to introduce Papuan and Indonesian culture in the international arena.
“I hope to be able to prosper the Papuan people so that we will no longer be underestimated,” he said.
Meanwhile, an UI Chancellor, Professor Ari Kuncoro, said the current learning process in Indonesia is increasingly in favor of students and frees teachers to be creative in teaching through the Merdeka Curriculum and the Merdeka Mengajar platform.
“Efforts to expand access to quality education are also carried out through the School Operational Assistance mechanism and various scholarship programs so that students with financial limitations can continue to access education,” said Professor Ari reading the remarks of the Minister of Education, Culture, Research and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia, Nadiem Anwar Makarim. on global collaboration in improving the quality of education to support the G20 Presidency.
In the cultural sector, the Ministry of Education and Culture in the G20 forum encourages countries in the world to provide financial support for artists and cultural actors so that they can inspire again with their best works, especially in the post-pandemic period.
UI’s concern for expanding access and improving the quality of education is also shown through awards for outstanding lecturers at the UI level in 2022.
The award was given to Dr. dr. Rina Agustina from the Faculty of Medicine work unit as an Outstanding Lecturer in the Health Sciences Category; Dr. M. Sahlan, S.Si., M.Eng. from the work unit of the Faculty of Engineering as an Outstanding Lecturer in the Science and Technology Cluster Category; and Desi Adhariani, S.E., M.Sc., Ph.D. from the work unit of the Faculty of Economics and Business as an Outstanding Lecturer in the Social and Humanities Category.