Rector Welcomes and Talks with Bidikmisi Students

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Bidikmisi Students from SBMPTN welcoming ceremony in Garuda Mukti. (Photo:UNAIR NEWS)

UNAIR NEWS  – For introduction to Bidikmisi students from SBMPTN, UNAIR through Bidikmisi Organization Universitas Airlangga (AUBMO) held an event titled “Bidikmisi Students from SBMPTN 2016 Welcoming Ceremony”, on Tuesday, July 19. It was attended by parents and students from Bidikmisi program through SBMPTN.

The event was held in Garuda Mukti Hall, Management Office Building Fifth Floor. It was attended by UNAIR Rector  Prof. Dr. Moh. Nasih., SE., MT.,Ak., CMA, Director of Student Affairs, Dr. M. Hadi Subhan, SH., M.H., C.N and the Head of Information and Public Relations Center (PIH)  UNAIR, Drs. Suko Widodo, M.Si as the moderator of the event.

In the presence of 274 Bidikmisi students,  Hadi Subhan said that all of the students in Bidikmisi UNAIR are extraordinary because the rich is only normal for being able to continue study on higher education.

“But when the student was financially challenged, with limited facility, helping parents by working, but they were able to get into UNAIR, it was an achievement by itself,” said Hadi in front of the students and their parents.

Motivation from Rector

In the occasion, to motivate the Bidikmisi students, Prof. NAsih also shared his story of his college life. He said that he himself was from the financially challenged family, he had to go home often to help his parents on the field.

“There didn’t use to be Bidikmisi, I helped my father on the field, the wage was only fifty thousand rupiah,” recalled Prof. Nasih.

Prof. Nasih also said to the parents to let go their children in learning at UNAIR as many of them were from far away. They will be rarely going home.

“I used to stay in Islamic boarding school, far from my parents. I ask you to let go your children to study here, don’t be surprised if they can only go home once a year, only in Eid-ul-Fitr,” said Prof. Nasih. “We will educate them to be successful people, insyallah,” he added.

In the end of their address, both Prof. Nasih and Hadi Subhan urged them to finish their study as scheduled.

“Averagely in eight semester or four years, if more than that the scholarship will be terminated, unless there’s a professional education,” said Hadi Subhan. “I urge all of you Bidikmisi students, four years from now, in 2020, I would graduate you all,” said Prof. Nasih followed with applause. (*)

Author : Dilan Salsabila
Editor : Nuri Hermawan

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