UGM Chancellor, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M.Eng., D.Eng., IPU., ASEAN. Eng. inaugurated the Student Activity Unit (UKM) management and the Community at Universitas Gadjah Mada in 2021. The inauguration took place at Grha Sabha Pramana, Bulaksumur. Director and Secretary UGM Director of Student Affairs, SME and Community guidance lecturers and students also attended the occasion.
The Chancellor symbolically inaugurated Enggar Saputra as a representative from UKM, and Marinda Dwi Saputri, a community representative. This time, the 2021 Internal Quality Audit Award (AMI) awarding to the Table Tennis UKM from the Sports Secretary, the Swagayugama UKM from the Art Secretary, and Ukesma UKM from the Special Secretary and Gamadhis UKM from the Spiritual Secretary also engaged in enlivening this inauguration ceremony.
The Chancellor expects that the students appointed as administrators of UKM and Community at UGM can run out of their duties as administrators by planning various activities that will considerably increase competence, scholarship, and various soft skills.
"We hope that students remain to think critically, creatively, and innovatively in running out activities at UKM and the Community on campus. Because such student activities are beneficial, many current state leaders, ministers used to be activists in UKM and Community as well as other activities on campus," he said on Thursday (18/2).
The Chancellor also encouraged the administrators to get benefits in the form of skills. Those who are less active in both UKM and Community activities on campus might not get these benefits.
The hope is that students who have graduated and become UGM alumni will master science and technology and the arts and have the capital of the necessary competencies when they engage in society. UKM and Community at UGM are accommodations to develop themselves in the soft skills and expertise that cannot be obtained thoroughly from class.
"It's just that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the activities of UKM and Community are less active. Even so, some of the activities are still running even though there are not equal quantities and quality as in normal times," he said.
However, the Chancellor is still grateful because, through the UGM Ditmawa, UGM has successively always been awarded the Best Campus in Student Management. It is proven that at Pimnas 2020, UGM was considered an excellent organizer of Pimnas, followed by its students' achievements.
"Hence, I hope to continue to think critically, innovatively, and creatively in activities and run out activities that support the improvement of competence and soft skills as a prerequisite to jump into the community after graduation," he added.
Author: Agung Nugroho
Translator: Natasa A