Senin, 12 September 2011

Parent's Meeting at UGM

           Last Thursday, September 8th, 2011, I attended the invitation from Gajah Mada University (UGM), where my second daughter is just accepted as a student of Medicine Faculty. There were about five thousands people came in Graha Sabha Permana- the UGM Auditorium.

          Rector UGM promised to guarantee no students fail or drop out cos of economic problem. He has much funds (more than 17 billion per year) for scholarships from government and other NGOs and UGM alumni ties is ready supporting them as well. Twenty percent students of UGM enjoy it.
         For new students this year, UGM has new policy refer to make UGM to be Green Campus and make students healthy by 'Cycling around Campus'. So it doesn't provide parking area for  student's cars or motorcycles, but only for 'bicycles'. And in this meeting the Rector gave bicycles to some students comes from around DIY (Sleman, Bantul, Kulon progo) to go to campus that received symbolically by their parents.
           Represented students' parents , Sri Purnomo- Regent of Sleman- told about big wishes of us for the success of our children studying at UGM. The students of  UGM come from more than 300 regencies/cities of Indonesia and 7 other countries. So our children will learn many things from their friends who have  different culture. Of course it makes their insight wider and mentality stronger. But we also hope that UGM also prevent the spread of the flow of hard line/extreme.
          To ensure the parents , the committee showed the testimony of Becak driver- Suyatno- whose son just graduated to be a doctor this year- dr. Agung - started studying at Medicine Faculty at 2005. He got scholarship whole the program until graduatio.
          After that we walked together to the each faculty. And in Medicine Faculty, we were given many explanation about curriculum, how to study and many activities that students can follow. The Dean- Prof. Dr. Ali Ghufron Mukti, PhD lead the explanation and also answerd many questions from parents.

At Medicine Faculty

Me, with Kartika's mother. Kartika is my daughter's friend. Fety  and Tika are classmates since SMP at SMP 2 and SMA 1 Pekalongan, and upto now they study together at Medicine Faculty of UGM. They also live in same dormitory. Wish they will  graduate successfully and brightly on time together......

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