Zonalinenews-OElamasi, Regency administration has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two private universities in the country. Both the private higher education institutions are Christian University (UK) Petra and the Catholic University of Widya Mandira Kupang (Unwira).
The signing of the MoU referred to, carried out in order peningkatanan and development of human resources and community services in the area of Kupang district.
The MoU was signed at the office of the Regent of Kupang, Tuesday (28/1) to Kupang Regent Drs. Ayub Titu Eki, MS, Ph.D. represent Kupang regency administration, Father Julius Yasinto, SVD, MA, M.Sc representing Rector Prof. UNWRA and Kupang. Ir. Rolly Intan MASC, Rector Dr.Eng representing UK Petra Surabaya.
The signing of the MoU referred to, also witnessed by Chairman of the Parliament Oktory Gaspersz Kupang district, and a number of terraces Kupang district officials, including the Regional Secretary Drs. Hendrik Paut, M Ed and Assistant Economic Secretariat of Kupang Regency, Victorian Kana Hebi.
The memorandum of agreement of cooperation include the development of science applications that do both University in Kupang regency precisely in the village of Silu, District Fatuleu.
While the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Field Work Experience program or that the term Christian University (UK) Petra better known as Community Outresach Program (COP).
Implementation of COP, was conducted by a joint student Petra and abroad including the University of the South Korean Dong Seo University and in 2014 joined the University of newcastle.
Rector Prof. Petra Surabaya. Ir. Rolly Intan MASC., Dr.Eng in his speech said that the implementation of the COP in the UK Petra has been started since 2006 by conducting civic cooperation agreement with South Korea’s Dong Seo University where cooperation that has been running for 15 years. Events like this, he explained, has helped many people in Applying science students they have in helping the community.
Rolly Intan added, every year more than 100 students consisting of various universities in many countries such as South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, the Netherlands, Australia and have been sent to various villages in Indonesia to conduct a variety of activities over a period of 2-4 weeks in the villages.
Associated with activities in the district of Kupang, Rector Rolly Intan said that the implementation of the COP will be followed by 3 campuses, namely from UK Petra Surabaya, Unika Widya Mandira Kupang and Newcastle University in Australia with a range of activities including covering the COP Physical activity (Project) as renofasi schools, houses of worship, medical centers. As for non-physical activities that do things like intelligence development of children’s education.
“It attracted the attention of many countries, due to cultural interaction and cooperation of various national teams from various disciplines into a unique phenomenon in the COP, but it pengalamam living in the community are also considered to be a challenge that is fun for them,” said Rolly Intan.
Similar delivered Unwira Kupang Rector, Fr Julius Yasinto, SVD, MA, M.Sc in his speech said, Campus Center of institutions of higher education which leads located at Jalan Adi Sucipto, which is administratively part of the district of Kupang.
“The campus was originally located in the city now that we’ve moved the center of campus, and until now the majority of college students have been doing activities in the campus center,” he said.
Father Julius Yasinto say, the presence of students in service learning programs dimaksukan Unwira to apply the knowledge gained during the course in order to be useful and beneficial to society.
“Through this MoU, we can mengaplikatifkan our educational programs in order to contribute to the advancement of the science of Kupang Regency society.” Said Father Julius Yasinto, who on 24 September 2013 and then re-inducted as Rector Unwira for a second term.
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Meanwhile Kupang Regent Ayub Titu Eki in the opportunity to appreciate both the PTS is, and grateful for the trust, caring, fabric of cooperation and partnership that is developed through collaboration between the Local Government and Petra Kupang Kupang Unwira so MoU can be done for the betterment of the area the.
Despite the short time of the COP, Regent Ayub Titu Eki hope this activity remains a significant impact for the betterment of society.
“The timing of the COP is limited but I hope the impact is not limited to be remembered,” said Regent Ayub Titu Eki.
Former lecturer FKIP Undana recognizes if today there are many universities who come and do a service learning in Kupang district, but to date the results of corruption is not in accordance with what is expected.
Associated with it himself so expect the presence of students from various campuses through the county program Kupang can make a breakthrough through the development of a significant movement one of which is to collaborate with the movement of plant science in Kupang district programs and Forced Plant Cultivation (TPPT).
He said, Kupang regency is still categorized as 100% rural areas classified as rural territory that is suitable to the development of agriculture and livestock movement.
Therefore he is very hopeful students who came to be involved and active in supporting TPPT program by making location-pilot farms to be developed continuously or more focused so that the real impact for the betterment of society.
Through the signing of this COP will run for 5 years, Regent Ayub Titu Eki expect the movement to make the pilot farms can be started, so it can be sustained every year and leaves an impression and tangible results for the community.
“We expect this to be a class of agricultural land is open to any student who CCN / COP can learn from it and become a hallmark of the COP in Kupang district”, he hoped. (rrk)