BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – Program of Campus Introduction (Program Pengenalan Kehidupan Kampus bagi Mahasiswa Baru, PKKMB) Universitas Pasundan for 2021/2022 Academic Year has already ended.
Apart from having brief training from university’s Senate leaders, the new students are also given advice from Mendikbudristek Nadiem Makarim to support the program of Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka (MBKM) optimally.
Nadiem stated that being a college student is not same as going to school. College students have more freedom in determining the future. Therefore, Kemendikbudristek gives them the right to study outside the department for three semesters through Kampus Merdeka program.
“Indonesian students are able to take advantage of this program; such as internship in the company or social organization, independent study, developing the village, research, humanity project, planning and creating entrepreneur, joining student exchange (both in domestic and foreign country), as well as Kampus Mengajar program,” he explained.
Kampus Merdeka program are arranged and planned so that students with diverse interests can gain experience outside formal teaching and learning activities. According to Nadiem, the experience is a tool for students to achieve their dreams.
“We commit to not only give students freedom to choose, but to assure their journey safety in achieving their dreams,” he continued.
Students do not need to let and sacrifice their study-period off if they want to participate in the Kampus Merdeka program; since the Ministry of Education, Culture and Technology has already required many universities to apply as much as 20 credit transfer for each program.
Through the collaboration made with Education Fund Management Institution (Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan, LPDP), students will get their allowance during the program. In addition, the Ministry also provides various degrees and non-degree scholarship for active students in Indonesian, including new students; one of which is Superior Scholarship (Beasiswa Unggulan).
The Ministry also committed to free the higher education through Kampus Merdeka program; therefore, they also need students’ support and participation. Nadiem also gave advises for students to take advantage of their study period to get to know more about themselves, creating ‘the bridge’ to achieve their dream and take contribution to the nation.
“I believe that freedom is the source of young generation, source of students’ next generation. Let us keep moving together, make the program come true,” he concluded. (Reta)*