Makassar, umi.ac.id – 27 students from the Faculty of Industrial Technology (FTI) of Universitas Muslim Indonesia (UMI) Makassar have successfully passed the selection of Kampus Mengajar (University Goes Teaching), a program where university students teach at schools, organized by the Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia.
The students from the Industrial Engineering Study Program (3 people), Chemical Engineering (11 people) and Mining Engineering (13 people) will take part in the program for three months, starting from March 22 to June 25, 2021. Where most of them who passed were also members of the FTI UMI Volunteers and Humanitarian Assistance Team who have been always actively involved in various disaster locations.
These selected students will be assigned to teach at elementary schools, both public and private, which are in the 3T (tertinggal, terdepan, terluar) areas. These areas are remote and less developed villages where most of the students live.
Apart from being assigned to the 3T area at Sulawesi Island, FTI UMI students were also assigned teaching in Tanimbar Islands, West Southeast Maluku, Taliabu Island, North Maluku and Sangatta, and East Kalimantan.
In the Program, FTI UMI students will implement the Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka (MBKM)-freely translated as Independent Learning and Independent University-program by carrying out educational and teaching activities at designated elementary schools as an effort to develop self-quality through activities outside the campus.
In accordance with technical instructions from the General Directorate of Higher Education, Kemdikbud, FTI UMI will reward participants by equalizing the program with 12 credits.
Dean of FTI UMI, Dr. Ir. H. Zakir Sabara HW, ST., MT., IPM., ASEAN Eng., expressed his highest appreciation and gratitude to the General Directorate of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Region IX Higher Education Service Institution who have provided opportunities for FTI UMI students to implementing activities to share and care for the community through the University Goes Teaching program.
Dr. Zakir also expressed his happiness and gratitude to the students who passed this program because even though during this pandemic, they were still enthusiastic and able to show a voluntary attitude by joining this program.
The program is also a valuable opportunity for students to experience teaching and learning with the community under the 3T category as well as a means and momentum to maintain and care for the spirit of volunteerism, the spirit of sharing and caring, that is in line with the spirit of FTI UMI Keren Sharing is Caring.