Indonesia is known as a country with abundant natural resources. Noted by the World Bank, Indonesia was ranked 18th in the world grass domestic product. It shows that Indonesia plays an important role in world food security and stability.
Regarding to this, Dean Faculty of agriculture University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) David Mariam convey that academics have a huge influence in the formation of the food security.
"Now days Indonesia is in need of competent human resources to overcome food security in 2030," he insists on Program Bela Negara at Court Rindam V Brawijaya Malang, Wednesday (3/10).
For three days from Monday-Wednesday (1-3 / 10) around 1,000 new students of FPP UMM participated in the State Defense Program. The activity in collaboration with Dodikjur Rindam V Brawijaya Malang was filled with various space and field activities.
Deputy Commander of Brawijaya V Rindam Infantry Colonel Bambang Sujarwo outlines that all participants consisting of freshman FPP UMM 2018 get exposure to the material related insights, love the motherland, and get to know Indonesia further. As for roomy activities, these students are trained to be discipline, responsibility, and hard worker.
"We not only provide theoretical material, but also directly applied in the field," Bambang said.
In addition to be an innovative and competitive form of human capital cadre, through the power of this program FPP UMM also wants to ripen the theories of Citizenship Education courses for its students. This was emphasized by the FPP Dean of UMM.
UMM Rector Fauzan who acted as Inspector of the ceremony stated that the activities passed by these students were UMM's efforts in shaping the full character of Indonesian people.
They are trained for three days. During those days, the students here haven educated, taught, and trained to be the people who have Indonesian characters. It is all important for you”.
Alaykartina Baginda, a student of Animal Husbandry conveyed that being trained by the member of National Army in Dodikjur Rindam V Brawijaya is such a great experience. She learns a lot about nationalism and protects the country. “At first, I didn’t want to come here because I thought it would be useless. But, it was the other way around. I was totally wrong and am happy to be here”. (wid/lus)