Directorate General of Higher Education(Dikti) encouraged the implementation of conducive environment for education and learning in college. With the conducive learning, the university is expected to produce intelligent, skilled, and qualified graduates. This was stated by Directorate General of Higher Education’s Director of Learning and Student Affairs, Dr. Ir. Ilah Sailah, M.S, on Thursday (10/2) at the Multimedia Room of UGM Main Office.
Sailah stated that Dikti were currently developing Higher Education Database as the basis for accountability in the implementation of quality higher education. In addition, they facilitate the growth and function of the Higher Education Internal Quality Assurance System as well as to ensure the synchronization of national higher education standards that refer to the national qualifications framework of education. "Some of these strategies are expected to encourage qualified college graduates," she said.
Sailah added that Dikti is also working to improve the synchronization of learning activity in higher education and the competency needs of the community by developing information systems that bridge supply and demand. In addition, the mapping of university graduates needs and other university products at the local, national, regional, and international level is also conducted.
Meanwhile, related to the permit to open a study program, Sailah said that the opening of the study program is prioritized in remote areas especially for diploma and doctoral education programs. As it is known, the study program for diploma program (D1 to D4) is just as much as 35 percent and 5 percent for the doctoral program, smaller than the number of undergraduate courses, namely 58.55 percent. "Therefore, Dikti developed a pattern for the growth acceleration of the diploma program as well as doctoral program courses," she said.
UGM Rector, Prof. Ir. Sudjarwadi, M. Eng., Ph.D., on the occasion, delivered that UGM was willing to meet the expectations in producing quality graduates for the future. UGM Rector also hoped that UGM will be able to provide additional input to the accumulated contributions for the preparation of qualified college graduates. "UGM wants to meet the expectations of Dikti and provide additional input to the accumulated contributions in preparing qualified college graduates in the future," he said.
The information sharing event related to the Dikti’s learning activity and student affairs program was also attended by the leadership ranks of UGM faculty and work units.