UNAIR Rector Talks with Future Youngest Freshman

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Rania Ifadha future FK UNAIR youngest freshman with her mother talking with UNAIR Rector (Photo: UNAIR NEWS)

UNAIR NEWS – One of interesting things during re-registration process of State University Admission National Selection (SNMPTN) in Airlangga Convention Center, Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) last Tuesday May 31 was the presence of   Rania Tasya Ifadha. The fifteen year-old girl was accepted for S-1 Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine (FK) UNAIR 2016.

Rania came far away from Semarang, East Java to UNAIR with her beloved mother, Suhartini. They arrived in Surabaya on Monday, May 30 with Hasanudin, Rania’s father. But he could not take her to re-register as he had to work

In front of thousands of UNAIR future freshmen, UNAIR Rector Prof. Dr. M. Nasih, S.E., M.T., Ak, invited Rania and her mother for a conversation. “I’d like to invite the future freshman of Universitas Airlangga who was born in February 2001. So she was just 15 years old and accepted in Faculty of Medicine (FK),” said UNAIR Rector followed with great applause.

Rania said that she had a dream to be a doctor since she was a child. She did not want it to be merely a dream. Rania had wanted to live independently and study out of the province. After hearing S-1 Medical Education program reputation, she decided to apply for that program.

“At first, I was determined about it. I wanted to be a doctor since childhood, especially UNAIR Medical Education is accredited A. Besides I was already interested in, I wanted to study far from home,” said Rania.

After being accepted in FK UNAIR, Rania hoped that her study ran smoothly and she could be a good doctor for the society. “Hoopefully I can be a good doctor, trustworthy and reliable,” she added.

Rania was already in nursery school (PAUD) at age two. At age five she was in elementary school (SD). Her interest to be in acceleration class started when she was in junior high school in Semarang. It was her mother who piqued her interest to try acceleration class.

“I was not in an acceleration class during elementary school. In junior high school, I tried and fortunately accepted. At Senior high school, I wanted to be in acceleration class again, so I applied,” said Rania next to her mom.

In an interview with journalists, UNAIR Rector said that the institution will not give her special treatment, either academic or financial to Rania. “If there is a special treatment, it will be considered a discrimination. Rania also paid the single tuition fee (UKT). If she is from a rich family then she is included in UKT VII,” said UNAIR Rector humorously.

But Prof. Nasih did not deny giving her psychological support to Rania, as she was still very young but already at college. According to Prof. Nasih, it is appropriate considering her age, she would normally in senior high school (SMP).

Prof. Nasih also reminded Rania that she should be active socializing with her fellow students. “At college, it is not only about academic capability, but Rania should also balance herself with organization and trainings. If academic, I am sure of Rania’s capability. There are many other things to learn,” said UNAIR Rector. (*)

Author : Defrina Sukma S.
Editor    : Binti Q. Masruroh

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