At least 104 staff from three regencies, Sorong regency in West Papua, Banjar and Kota Baru regencies in South Kalimantan, have graduated from the Special Class Diploma Programme of Regional Financial Accounting run by UGM Faculty of Economics and Business. They were inaugurated at the Grha Sabha Pramana, Wednesday (2/12).
The co-ordinator of the programme, Dr. Fahmi Radhi MBA., said that the special class aims at preparing regional finance staff in order that they can produce financial reports. â€œThey are expexted to be able to produce accountable reports and prepare reports for auditing by the State Auditing Agency. Regencies do need these skills,â€ said Fahmi.
The running of the programme was conducted in their regions to prevent work disruptions. UGM lecturers came to the regencies to teach. â€œAll has been conducted on the site so that staff don't have to leave their offices. The final assignments are based on real data in the regions,â€ he said.
Fahmi said that the programme that equals with D1Â has given direct benefits to the regencies. â€œIt often happens that staff don't even know how to prepare a journal, let alone financial reports,â€ Fahmi added.
The Head of the Education and Training Agency in Sorong Regency, Drs. Hendrick Sagrim, M.Si., welcomed such programme. He considered that it would assist regional governments in the daily operation. â€œThis programme helps the Sorong Regency Government. I hope that this will continue,â€ he said.
An MoU signing was also conducted between the Sorong and Kotabaru Governments and the Diploma Programme of the Faculty of Economics and Business, UGM.