I strongly believe that this meeting will bring results in order to build a bridge to advance the Cyber Islamic UniversityJakarta (ANTARA) - The Ministry of Religious Affairs established cooperation with the Cyber Hankuk University of Foreign Studies of South Korea to enhance State Islamic Religious Universities (PTKINs) for strengthening the Cyber Islamic University Program.
"I strongly believe that this meeting will bring results in order to build a bridge to advance the Cyber Islamic University," Minister of Religious Affairs, Yaqut Cholil Qoumas, noted in a written statement on Monday.
The commitment to synergy was jointly affirmed at a meeting between Minister Qoumas and President of the Cyber Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Professor Jang Jiho, in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday.
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Qoumas explained to Professor Jang that the tasks of the Ministry of Religious Affairs cover two areas, with the first being matters relating to the life and harmony of religious communities, while the second pertained to aspects related to religious education.
In connection with religious education, the ministry is supervising as many as 38 thousand Islamic boarding schools (pesantrens), 83,500 madrasahs (Islamic schools), and hundreds of Islamic religious higher education institutions in the country.
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Apart from Islamic religious higher education institutions, the Ministry of Religious Affairs is also assisting Christian, Catholic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Confucianism religious higher education institutions in the country. Those religious higher education institutions are spread across almost all cities and islands in Indonesia, located from the center of cities to remote islands.
"Indonesia needs a bridge to maintain its diversity. Indonesia needs a bridge to ensure accessibility and equality in education," the minister emphasized.
He expressed optimism that the cooperation built along with Cyber Hankuk University of Foreign Studies would be able to secure humanity and offer benefits to the two countries.
"I hope strong cooperation between the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Cyber Hankuk University would be realized soon," he affirmed.
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