UNAIR NEWS – Discussion between UNAIR Rector with headmasters of SMA/SMK/or of the same level was held full of warmth. UNAIR Rector Prof. Dr. Moh. Nasih, SE., MT., Ak., CMA was accompanied by Director of Education UNAIR Prof. Ni Nyoman Tri Pusparini and Head of Education Agency of East Java Dr. Saiful Rachman, MM, M.Pd, Rachman looked to have a friendly discussion with some headmasters. The forum was held in the lobby of Management Office Building UNAIR on Friday, November 11.
It was even livelier with good jokes from the moderator, Drs. Suko Widodo., M.Si who was also the head of Information and Public Relations Center (PIH) UNAIR. Through the forum, a discussion about student admission can be held well.
“Everyone can study in UNAIR, from anywhere. Regarding Bidikmisi educational aid, all has same opportunity to apply,” said Prof. Nasih.
In the occasion, interesting points were made during discussion session as Rector and the audiences understand the problems faced by the students. Not only a discussion, rector also provided solution for the problems.
A question asked to UNAIR Rector were mostly about the student admission through University Admission National Selection (SNMPTN). There are some SNMPTN mechanisms or aspects assessed in SNMPTN or Joint Selection of University Admission (SBMPTN) each year.
“For the rapport sent for SNMPTN , either form acceleration class or regular class, we let the headmasters manage it. How to manage it to be fair,” said Nasih.
Saiful Rachman as the head of Education Agency of East Java said that schools have to prepare their students to get into quality universities, such as UNAIR. Furthermore, the schools have to supervise them when they choose the departments.
Saiful also appreciated UNAIR in organizing the forum as UNAIR is the first to hold this kind of event. Hopefully, the forum between rector and headmasters can be followed by other universities.
The discussion lasted for one and a half hours. It was appreciated by all the participants. Ulfatul Mufidah from SMAN 1 Kediri said that she was glad to be invited and to be able to speak with the Head of the Agency and UNAIR Rector.
In the occasion, Prof. Nasih also said that, his unit will consider students with certain achievements to get opportunity to study in UNAIR. (*)
Author : Faridah Hariani
Editor : Binti Q. Masruroh