goodmorningpapua.com – The Open University (UT) provided 100 educational scholarships for athletes who reached achievements at the 20th National Sports Week (PON) in Papua. Through this scholarship, it is expected that athletes can continue to attain achievements in the sports field and also successfully complete college in college.
UT Chancellor Prof. Ojat Darojat said, as a form of his campus’ concern for outstanding athletes at PON Papua, UT provided 100 educational scholarships at UT for athletes with achievement at PON Papua who wish to continue their education at UT.
As stated by him, the scholarships provided can be used by athletes so that they can continue their higher education at UT. This is because the flexible distance learning method at UT is in accordance with the rhythm of the athletes who have to balance their time between practicing and studying.
He was also proud because in this PON there were 12 UT students who won medals in various sports. In addition, there was also a trainer from UT who succeeded in bringing one student from Semarang who won gold.
“It makes us proud that UT students are able to show achievements at the national level,” he said.
Ojat said that athletes are a valuable national capital. Because, apart from having achievements in their respective sports, they also have a better future by pursuing higher education.
Therefore, said the Chancellor, for UT students who have won medals at PON XX Papua UT, they appreciate the waiver of tuition fees (SPP) so that they can continue to divide their time between studying and being an athlete.
Meanwhile, the General Chairperson of the Indonesian National Sports Committee (KONI) Center Marciano Norman appreciated the 100 educational scholarships for outstanding athletes at PON Papua. He hopes that the collaboration between UT and the Central KONI will continue to produce athletes who are the pride of the nation.
Marciano gave his appreciation to UT for giving great attention to these outstanding athletes. They, he said, must be guarded so that they will not only become champions in sports but also become a role model for community leaders wherever they are.