YOGYAKARTA- Islamic State of Indonesia (NII) movement has allegedly expanded its network to the campus. Students become targets for recruitment into the network. To stop the development of NII movement, UGM conducts coordination by involving parents, academic office, IT, and Vice Deans of student affairs. "Today we plan to bring together the relevant parties, particularly from UGM, for coordination to anticipate the entry of NII. The principle is there is a team to anticipate the entry of NII," Director of Student Affairs UGM, Drs.Haryanto, M.Sc. said at UGM, Monday (25/4).
Haryanto added, the team also cooperates with other universities through Rector’s assistants. Haryanto said that in fact some motives of NII can be already indicated, such as teaching the Koran incompletely, requesting and borrowing some money or precious things. Besides, students who had been recruited by NII dare to ask for money from parents for reasons of activities on campus. "For example, they were asking for money to do field work practice, but, in fact, the money will only be given to superiors in the NII," he said.
NII issue, according to Haryanto, is as huge a problem as the case of the earthquake in Yogyakarta, Central Java, and the eruption of Merapi, which require deep thought and firm action from the university. Haryanto said to watch for students who are often truant or ask their friend to sign attendance list. It is worried that these modes are also done by students who have been recruited by NII. "It should not be overlooked that the parents should also be vigilant when their children’s grades continue to decrease. In addition, frequent truant permission should also be monitored," he said.