Two Young Students, Aged 14 and 15 Through UNAIR SNMPTN

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UNAIR NEWS – A week ago, thousands of students across the country could see the result of National University Admission Selection (SNMPTN). Hundreds of state universities in Indonesia ready to welcome the young minds. As one of the universities, UNAIR this year has accepted 2,098 future students from SNMPTN.

From 2,098 future students, there are two unique students as they are still at age 14 and 15. They are Syarifah Salsabila (14) admitted in Biology program, Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) and Rania Tasya Ifadha (15) admitted in Medical Education program, Faculty of Medicine (FK) Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR).

Syarifah is graduated from Madrasah Aliyah Unggulan Amanatul Ummah Surabaya, born on July 30, 2001. While Rania was graduated from SMAN 3 Semarang and born February 17, 2001.  Both are considered as the youngest future students of UNAIR from SNMPTN 2016.

“Both graduated from SMA at 14 and 15 years old. They must be academically excellent,” said UNAIR Rector, Prof. Dr. H. Mohammad Nasih, MT., SE., Ak, CMA on Monday, May 16.

Meanwhile, there are other 8 students accepted in the same channel at 16 years of age. The Eight students were admitted in Faculty of Medicine (FK), Faculty of Dentistry (FKG), Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FKH).

Through this SNMPTN channel, most of the students were from Surabaya. From total students admitted, 37% or 782 future students were from senior high schools in Surabaya. The rest were from other regions in East Java or other cities in Indonesia.

Prof Nasih also said that the percentage of students from Islamic School (MA) was higher than the ones from Vocational School (SMK).

“Percentage of students from MA was higher than from SMK. There were 113 MA students through SNMPTN in UNAIR. It was extraordinary. There must be hafidz quran among them,” said Prof. Nasih.

This year, through SNMPTN, Medical Education FK was the most popular program. From 1895 applicants, 1312 chose Medical Education as the first choice. For that number, FK only took 75 students. Next, Management program FEB was second in popularity, and followed with Accounting at the third.

Those 2098 future students are not UNAIR students yet before they perform re-registration on May 31. It is the same moment of SBMPTN selection, so the students should choose to re-register or follow SBMPTN selection.

“If on May 31, they do not come, or take another test, they will be disqualified and it will affect our perception to their schools,” said Prof. Nasih. (*)

Author : Binti Q. Masruroh
Editor    : Nuri Hermawan

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