President Jokowi: University Must Produce Exemplary Students

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 14 September 2021
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President Jokowi attends National Meeting of State Universities Rectors, at the Auditorium of Sebelas Maret University (UNS), Surakarta, Monday (13/9). (Photo by: Presidential Secretariat/Rusman)

University must be able to produce exemplary students with healthy body and soul, good characters, and great national visions, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said.

President Jokowi reminded all that it is no easy task for the universities but they must be able to accomplish it. Therefore, rectors and lecturers are not only obliged to educate the students related to academic skills but also teach them good characters.

He went on to say that they must also educate the students outside the campus regarding the danger of extremism and radicalism, and also the importance of hygiene.

“When I was studying at the university, many students were infected with hepatitis and typhus. This is because vendors where they bought foods used only a container of water to clean the dishes. Provide them running water,” he said in his remarks at the National Meeting of State Universities Rectors, at the Auditorium of Sebelas Maret University (UNS), Surakarta, Central Java, Monday (13/9).

The President also added that health is important because a bright person will be nothing without a healthy body.

For this reason, the President reiterated the importance of the role of the rectors inside and outside the campus. (PRESIDENTIAL SECRETARIAT/UN) (RAS/MUR)

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