Kampus Merdeka Fair as event for insight exchange on MBKM

Kampus Merdeka Fair as event for insight exchange on MBKM

Kampus Merdeka Program Executioner Deputy Chief III Nurhadi. ANTARA/HO/FR

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology will hold the Kampus Merdeka (KM) Fair, an event to exchange insights on the Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka (Freedom in Learning, Freedom in Kampus or MBKM) Program.

University leadership, lecturers, students, and partners are expected to exchange insights, knowledge, and good practices on Kampus Merdeka at the Kampus Merdeka Fair, Kampus Merdeka Program Executioner Deputy Chief III Nurhadi Irbath noted here, Friday.

Consequently, they can actively participate in implementing the MBKM program, he remarked.

The KM Fair will begin in the second week of October, starting from Padang before continuing to Yogyakarta, Pontianak, Jakarta, Malang, and Bali. The KM Fair becomes part of the series of events in the run-up to the Kampus Merdeka Festival.

The activity becomes an event to disseminate the results of the Kampus Merdeka programs for a year that will be held in November.

"The festival will also develop and showcase the spirit and support to MBKM policies that have been implemented since 2020," Irbath remarked.

To this day, over seven hundred thousand university students and 2,600 business world and industry partners have registered to participate in the Kampus Merdeka Program.

The number of active students in the Kampus Merdeka programs reaches over one hundred thousand university students hailing from some 2,600 universities in 35 provinces.

In addition, over five hundred companies and 117 overseas universities have joined as partners.

By participating in these programs, students are placed in an ecosystem that will hone them in terms of aspects, such as creativity, independence, critical thinking, and capability for cooperation, he noted.

This will be beneficial to develop their character and also to prepare them for their future career, he stated. 

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