Quality is the Commander of University Development
|According to Satrio, quality was essential value that must be owned by education organizer
Former General Director of Directorate General for Higher Education (Dikti), Prof. Dr. Satrio Soemantri Bodjonegoro on Saturday (11/19) to be a guest in the discussion with University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) academician. It was guided by the rector, Dr. Muhadjir Effendy, M.AP, the discussion talks a lot about building higher education superiority.
The Professor of Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB) admitted he had not visit UMM for long time. Since National Student Scientific Week (Pimnas) in 2006, he had never travelled to Malang. UMM had been appointed as the host of Pimnas under Satrio leadership at Ditjen Dikti of National Education Ministry. “Pimnas at UMM was the best organizing up to now,” praised Satrio.
Satrio really sure with UMM quality. Though private university (PTS), UMM could compete with state university (PTN) for Pimnas organization. A lot of PTN were not confident of being the host for Pimnas due to its being busy and spending expensive cost. Through this UMM could perform its best.
Rector said his thankfulness to Satrio who had involved in UMM development. Furthermore, Satrio followed the development since UMM Dome construction until it had been inaugurated. “He came when UMM Dome was not well constructed. Then, again, he came for attending our invitation when UMM Dome roof was made from tarpaulin. The last, he came when UMM was well builded,” declared Muhadjir.
Satrio had strong impression to UMM. UMM, he said, had a power that was not existed in other state or even private universities. Its cleanliness reflected its good organization. Moreover, when we look deeper in it, UMM consistently served good quality in the midst of campus offer that was rapid, inexpensive, and successful. “It is not much university can play the role as UMM did, it is only around five from 2.800s university in Indonesia.
Due to its quality oriented, UMM was believed will keep going on its development. Recently, millions of joblessness was university graduate. The problem was not all of graduates has good quality then meet the requirement in the work field. In addition, quality was often made identical with spending expensive cost.
Besides, discrepancy was another big problem. Educational world should identify poor society with their inadequacy that could not access the education so that they tend to do a crime. Then, if education spent expensive cost, poor society will, of course, difficult to access the education.
One thing should be focus was to produce experts, to conduct research for the sake of national or even international development. “Quality was still to be commander of university development,” stated Satrio. (ren/nas/t_vik)