YOGYAKARTA- Universitas Gadjah Mada and Ngada Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, establish cooperation in the development of bureaucratic reforms. The cooperation is put into a Memorandum of Understanding between the two parties, Tuesday (21/6). The signing of the MoU was conducted by UGM Rector, Prof. Ir. Sudjarwadi, M. Eng., Ph.D., and Ngada Regent represented by Regional Secretary, Drs. Meda Moses, witnessed by the Chairman of Ngada Regional Legislative Assembly, Kristoforus Loko, S.Fil.
In his speech, Drs. Meda Moses, expected this cooperation would improve governance of organizational structure and working procedures in Ngada which are currently not optimal. "The technical assistance from UGM faculties is expected to increase the quality of our human resources so that organizational structure and apparatus working procedures will be more effective," Meda said at Leadership Conference Room, UGM Main Office.
According to Meda, the existing 59 regional organizations in Ngada are too large. Meanwhile, the workload of local government officials is too small and not comparable with many regional apparatus organizations there. "This needs further analysis from the experts so that further output from the performance of our apparatus will improve," Meda said.
Similar to Meda’s opinion, Kristoforus Loko, assessed that bureaucratic services in Ngada still do not meet the community’s wishes. Therefore, a strategy is needed to restructure the organization and work procedures by involving UGM. "Especially at this time we currently revise Regional Law No. 4, 5, 6 and 7 Year 2008 concerning Bureaucratic Structure and Work Procedures of Regional Apparatus in Ngada," Kristoforus added.
UGM Rector welcomed the cooperation. UGM currently continues to increase its cooperation with regencies/cities in Indonesia targeting 100 cooperations by the end of 2012. "UGM continues to add ‘families’ with regencies/cities in Indonesia. We have just reached 65 and we expect that 100 cooperation with regencies/cities can be established in the end of year 2012," Sudjarwadi said.
As a university which is quite old in Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada continues to enhance the development of information technology-based science with Learning Community system to enable people all over Indonesia to study together. "Not just on campus, but the community is also involved. This is in accordance with UGM’s values to develop science in civilization, utility, and happiness," the Rector said.