Unisma held an orientation for the 2021/2022 new students on Study and Campus Life. Of the total 4,527 Unisma freshmen, 50 new students attended in person as representatives, Monday (6/9).
Unisma rector, Prof. Dr. Maskuri, M.Si, said that there was something special in the implementation of the new student orientation. “This year the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia and officials from the highest institutions in this country will attend this agenda. It is an honor for us,” he explained.
In addition to the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, KH Ma’ruf Amin, some officials who gave speeches and public lectures were the Deputy Chairman of the People’s Representative of the Republic of Indonesia, Ahmad Basarah; Deputy Chairman of the Indonesian House of Representatives, Abdul Muhaimin Iskandar; Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Mahfud MD; Minister of Religion Affairs, Yaqut Cholil Qoumas; Chairman of The National Counter-Terrorism Agency, Komjen Pol Boy Rafli Amar and Minister of Communication and Information, Johnny Gerard Plate.
In his welcoming speech, Prof. Maskuri also conveyed some important advice. One of them is about adaptation in this new world. “The future does not provide a place for people who are not adaptive to dynamics, hence they must prepare themselves to become fast learners, dedicated, progressive, tough, and have good morals,” he said.
This is due to the implementation of the Independent Learning – Independent Campus program which is now being echoed, one of which is about student exchange. “You need to prepare yourself to be a global citizen. Take part in global mobility opportunities, and you have to reach them because Unisma has transfer credit programs, student exchanges, collaborative research, international conferences, collaborative international seminars with world university partners to become great students,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, Prof. Dr. KH. Ma’ruf Amin, who was also present virtually, advised the freshmen to take advantage of valuable opportunities as students, gain knowledge and achieve the best achievements. “I hope that new Unisma students can become intellectuals who are creative, innovative, and competitive. Of course, they must also have a national perspective and be able to become agents of change for the progress of their beloved nation and country,” hoped the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia to Unisma students.
According to him, the progress of a nation is determined by the quality of human resource education because education is the most important factor in creating a dignified nation.