Implementation of the National Entrance Selection Test to State University (SNMPTN) Yogyakarta generally ran smoothly. Cases were reported only in the form of participant’s double numbers, one number was assigned to two different names. There are seven cases of these, at State University of Yogyakarta (UNY) as many as 4 cases, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) two cases, and one case at Sunan Kalijaga Islamic State University (UIN). "There are same numbers but with different names. It happened because of technical errors at the central office. We still acknowledge this and facilitate them to have the exam and put them in a special room," Prof. Nurfina Aznam, Chairman of the Local Committee SNMPTN 46 Yogyakarta, said on the sidelines of the review of the test location on Tuesday (31/5).
Nurfina explained that for participants with special needs, the committee prepared officers to assist them. Participant who is blind, Apri Tri Nugroho, conducted the test in Physics Engineering UGM. Other participants, Sriyono and Selvi Novianti, were in SMA/SMK Piri 1. Meanwhile, a quadriplegic participant, Muhammad Hendra S., did the test at Faculty of Medicine UGM while Restu Handayani was in Faculty of Social Sciences and Economics (FISE) UNY.
Dr. Senawi, PIC of SNMPTN Committee of Yogyakarta, said that there were some participants who did not attend the test. However, the numbers are not yet recapitulated. Technical problems associated with the same numbers will be made a special note because it did not happen in the implementation of SNMPTN last year. "There are also cases of two students from NTT who already paid and deposited money into the selection, but have not filled out the registration form. They just brought the receipt," he said.
Meanwhile, Dr. Budi Prasetyo Widyobroto, Chairman of SNMPTN at UGM, said the total number of participants registered is as many as 31,048, divided in three test locations. At UGM, for the IPA (Natural Science) there were 11,510 participants, UNY for IPS (Social Science) was as many as 13,863 people, and IPS (Social Science) at UIN Sunan Kalijaga was as many as 6,575 participants. Double numbers were also found in Purwokerto, Solo and Semarang. "Nationally, the participants who are interested go to UGM reached 49,298. About the double numbers, it’s technical constraint, we would ask for an evaluation. Later, participants will be notified of a replacement number to find out the result of SNMPTN this year," Budi said.
Prof. Ainun Naim, Ph.D., Senior Vice Rector for Administration, Finance, and Human Resources UGM, suggested that related to the intense competition to enter UGM, the UGM Leadership requested the public not to easily believe in the promise of certain parties that claim to provide facilities outside SNMPTN tests. Assessment of prospective students is based on strict and measurable academic criteria. "Those who are selected obviously represent the best ones based on the quota of our study programs. We also do not tolerate any cheating practices," Ainun said.