Ministry invites students from 3T areas for Kampus Merdeka program

Ministry invites students from 3T areas for Kampus Merdeka program

Director general of higher education at the Ministry of Education and Culture, Research, and Technology Professor Nizam. (ANTARA/Fransiska Mariana Nuka/rst)

The Merdeka Learning Program at Kampus Merdeka is a form of learning that provides opportunities for students to be able to study across universities
Labuan Bajo (ANTARA) - The Director General of Higher Education at the Ministry of Education and Culture, Research, and Technology, Nizam, has invited students from the outermost, remote, and underdeveloped (3T) areas to join the Merdeka Learning program.

 

"The Merdeka Learning Program at Kampus Merdeka is a form of learning that provides opportunities for students to be able to study across universities," he said here on Saturday.

 

The Merdeka Learning Program provides opportunities to students from "low-quality" universities to gain experience at "high-quality" universities, or even abroad, he elaborated. The program provides equal opportunities to students from all universities, he said.

 

Based on Indonesia's Higher Education Institutions (LLDIKTI) database, the number of participants for the Merdeka Learning Program at Kampus Merdeka has reached one and a quarter million, he noted.


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Furthermore, 500 thousand students have registered for the program, which offers 60 thousand program opportunities at the national level, he informed.

 

This relatively new program has been quite successful and reflects the enthusiasm of students to gain experience and develop their competence, he opined.

 

Nizam said he hopes that students will take advantage of the program to improve their competence, experience, and learning method.

 

"This is a good opportunity for Indonesian students as a young generation to get the best experience to prepare for their future career," he stated.


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While attending the National Working Meeting of Leaders of LLDIKTI across Indonesia in Labuan Bajo, which started on Friday, Nizam said that one of the most important tasks of LLDIKTI is to provide guidance and strengthen higher education quality, especially for private universities in the 3T areas.

 

Therefore, working meetings can help lead to collaborations between universities, especially private ones, so they can help each other's development programs, he added.


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