The Second Day of Batch 1 of UMI’s Graduation 2021, Rector : Alumni Should Embrace a Long Life Learning Soul


Makassar, – The first bacth of the graduation ceremony of Universitas Muslim Indonesia (UMI) in 2021 enters its second day, Sunday (11/4/2021).

This time the graduation participants were from 4 Faculties: Faculty of Islamic Religion (FAI), Faculty of Letters (FS), Faculty of Engineering (FT), and Faculty of Computer Science (FIK), Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences (FPIK) with the total number of participants 757 people.

On that occasion, the Rector of UMI Prof. Basri Modding, S.E, M.Si revealed that UMI alumni have the advantage of being dignified human resources by having learned moral characters and also performance characters, with four competencies:critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration.

“You should also have innovative and competitive skills as well as Islamic characters, technical and vocational skills to enter the world of work, and have an entrepreneurial spirit,” said the Professor of the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) UMI.

Furthermore, Prof. Basri Modding said that currently creativity and innovation are important skills to ensure nationally sustainable development. The concept of Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka launched by the Minister of Education and Culture is a framework to prepare students to become strong graduates by having relevant knowledge and skills to the needs of the current time, and better prepared as future leaders of the nation with the superior characters.

“To alumni, continue to improve your skills and knowledge especially information technology and continue to create innovations with lifelong learning skills you have as the Arabic proverb, which means, seek knowledge from cradle to the grave “explained Prof. Basri Modding.

Meanwhile, Deputy Coordinator of Kopertais Region VIII Dr. KH Hamzah Harun Al Rasyid, Lc, M.A talked about preparing to become a leader in the future.

According to KH Hamzah there are three indicators of choosing or becoming a quality leader including intelligence, power, and integrity.

“So a leader must have high intelligence. Second, he must have a strong power, because the job needs thinking and works. And the most important and foremost is integrity or commonly known as honesty,” said Hamzah Harun.

“Even though the first and second indicators are lacking, the third indicator can cover both. Because a person’s integrity will affect the quality of his work performance as a leader,” continued Hamzah who is also Chairman of PW NU South Sulawesi.

Hamzah Harun believes that the three indicators above have been fulfilled by the alumni of UMI that based its education with Ilmu amaliyah, amal ilmiay, and Akhlaqul Karimah.

“I am sure that all of you have high intelligence, you are all smart because if you are not smart you will graduate” said KH Hamzah Harun.

It is known, the first batch of UMI graduation ceremony in 2021 will end on Monday, April 12, 2021, which will be attended by 745. On the first day Saturday, 10 April 2021, there were 732 graduates. So that the total alumni of UMI to date is 110,894.