FACULTY of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) of University of Bengkulu successfully hosted the Seminar and Coordination Meeting (SEMIRATA) of Western Region State Universities (BKS-PTN), and held the International Conference on Educational Sciences And Teacher Profession (ICETeP) in 2018.
The activity lasted for three days, 26th – 28th October of 2018, in three main places namely the rectorate building, Learning Building and FKIP Building. The main theme of this event is “Revitalizing Education and Teacher Profession in the Revolution Era 4.0,” by presenting speakers who are experts in their fields both from within and outside the country.
The presenters and invited guests were welcomed by offering dances, betel vine and was marked by beating the doll together by the Director of Career and HR Competence of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Ristekdikti), Prof. Dr. Bunyamin Maftuh, MA, M.Pd; Rector of UNIB, Dr. Ridwan Nurazi, M.Sc,; Chairman of West BKS-PTN for Education, Dr. Sofia Hartati, M.Sc (UNJ); and Rector of Raja Ali Haji Maritime University (UMRAH), Prof. Dr. Sjafsir Alkhlus, M.Sc.
Chairman of the Organizing Committee who is also the Dean of FKIP UNIB, Prof. Sudarwan Danim, M.Pd would like to thank all those who have succeeded this activity. He is also very proud because this activity is very inspiring and shows that education is a world need.
“In this world there are only two professions, namely the Teacher Profession and Other Professions. Only the teaching profession can give birth to another profession, “he said.
Then, the Chairman of the Western Region BKS-PTN for Education, Dr. Sofia Hartati M.Sc. in her speech expressed her gratitude to FKIB UNIB for preparing this activity very well. The Dean of FKIP UNJ also reminded the meeting participants that the coordination carried out was very important to refresh the teaching profession as a noble work that exists in this world.
Followed by the speech of Rector UNIB, Dr. Ridwan Nurazi M.Sc. who conveyed so many inspirational and supportive words for the holding of an international event organized by Faculty of Teacher Training and Education of University of Bengkulu.
Rector UNIB, Dr. Ridwan Nurazi in his speech, aside welcoming all the presenters and seminar participants, also greatly appreciated the SEMIRATA activities in Education field and ICETeP Seminar. Because many things can be an inspiration for this event that can be useful for the advancement of the world of education in the future.
Monitoring from Public Relations Team of UNIB, SEMIRATA and the ICETeP 2018 was filled with seminar and coordination meetings to discuss the work program of West Region BKS-PTN in Education field.
At the international seminar, the main speakers included Prof. Ahmad Zabidi A Razak from Universiti Malaya, Malaysia, with the theme “A Preliminary Study of Suitability Aspects for Implementation of Life-Long Learning in Research Universities”.
The next speaker is Assoc. Prof. Hiroyuki Mitsuhara from Tokushima University – Japan with the theme “Should We Teach How to Survive Disaster?” And there were also presenters as well as the Rector of Batambang University – Cambodia, H. Sieng Emtotim who discussed “Current State of Cambodian Higher Education Institutions”.
The international seminar was moderated by Hilda Puspita and was attended by hundreds of postgraduate, undergraduate and vocation students from the Faculty of FKIP UNIB as well as participants in the SEMIRATA of West BKS-PTN in Education.
On the other hand, the coordination meeting was marked by a discussion of the study program forum, the vice deans forum and the dean forum for education. Then the Coaching Clinic for making International Journals was also conducted, which became a forum for seminar participants to practice making scientific work on an international scale. [Ahand/Hms1/eve]