A total of 875 graduates of the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), Saturday (6/2) were inaugurated on the 60th graduation at UMM Dome. This was the second period of four graduation periods annually organized by UMM. Those who were inaugurated were students of Diploma 3, undergraduate program, and master program.
Minister of Justice and Human Rights (Menkumham), Patrialis Akbar, attended the special ceremony for UMM graduates. Patrialis delivered speech for an hour to the graduates and the guests at UMM Dome.
Meanwhile, UMM Rector Muhadjir Effendy said that as a graduate of Muhammadiyah Higher Education (PTM), Patrialis is a cadre of Muhammadiyah who serves the nation as minister. Muhadjir expected the graduates that there would be ones like Patrialis in the future. "I pray that there would be ministers who come from this day graduates," said Muhadjir applauded. He also informed that one of UMM alumni from Tomor Leste has been the Minister of Defense in his country.
The graduation was also attended by the UMM Executive Board, Nurholis Huda, Higher Education Council of PP Muhammadiyah, Prof. Syamsul Hadi, and ranks of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia. In his speech, Syamsul praised UMM of being the pride of Muhammadiyah members because it has succeeded in being the best PTM and being respected, able to lead among other universities.
In his speech, Patrialis confirmed that he is a cadre Muhammadiyah. He said to be ready to devote himself to the country as Muhammadiyah commitment from long time ago to help building the nation through an optimal role. "I believe that you will also be a reliable servant of the nation later," said Patrialis motivating.
Enforcement of law and human rights became the focus of Patrialis’s speech such as policies to eradicate corruption to its roots. "The punishment for corruptor has now become increasingly heavy, ranging from light punishment to life imprisonment and even capital punishment," he said. However, he admitted that the eradication of corruption cannot stop until giving punishment only. There are many other factors that also enrich the practice of corruption in the country.
As a Menkumham, Patrialis prioritized arrangement for penitentiary to be more human and available for giving lessons to its residents. Therefore, developments of new penitentiary and arrangement on the existing penitentiary have been continuously done as well as terms of setting penalties for inmate children and women.
Meanwhile, in the middle of his speech, UMM Rector invited the audience to participate in praying for the former UMM Rector Prof. Kasiram who had passed away on the last Monday (5/16). Kasiram considerably contributed to lay the foundation for the progress of UMM which can be felt until these days.
The UMM graduation ceremony also determined the best graduates. For the D3 level, the best graduate was achieved by Linda A. Anggraeini Linda A. Md from Finance and Banking Department. This student from Halmahera, North Maluku achieved GPA of 3.83. Meanwhile, the best graduate of undergraduate program was achieved by Ahmad Prafitdhin S.Pt from Cattle Production Department with a GPA of 3.98. In addition, the best graduate from master program was Mustakim with a GPA of 3.94. Based on the calculation of the academic achievement index, Ahmad Prafitdhin then was declared as the best graduate of university level. (nas/t_alf)