Ganesha University of Education (Undiksha) Singaraja, Bali, released 644 graduates in the 55th graduation ceremony in Auditorium Building, Singaraja, Buleleng, Bali on Saturday.
“As a leading university, Undiksha Singaraja seriously prepares qualified human resources (HR) with competitiveness in the current global era to face the era of 4.0 industrial revolution,” said the Rector of Undiksha, Dr Nyoman Jampel, M.Pd.
Delivering his speech to the graduates, he said that the key to the excellence of Ganesha University of Education lays on the quality of each lecturer and individual staff.
“Qualified teachers are the absolute requirement of Indonesia’s superior human resource formulation. Furthermore, Indonesia’s excellent human resources will lead us to Golden Indonesia in 2045, “he said.
Undiksha performed four steps, including providing the graduates multi-competences/multi-skills as a way of anticipating technology disruption, known as 4.0 industrial revolution. The alumna of Undiksha should actively explore the learning resources in the virtual world and provide broader space and time for the students to build their own soft-skill (interpersonal skill, communication, collaboration, creative thinking, analytical thinking, teamwork skills, etc.).
Furthermore, they should also contribute in lifelong learning/continuing learning program since education did not stop after obtaining a diploma only. Jampel added that new knowledge, skills, or competencies would always be needed in accordance with technological/occupational changes, as competition in the labor market was very tight, that, many foreign workers entered Indonesia. Many industries (especially industries engaged in digital technology) emphasized more on the innovativeness and creativeness of young people’s capacity rather than formal diploma.
“With the abundant learning resources in virtual world, I hope that educators can optimally utilize them for the introduction to learners, in both conventional and virtual classes,” he said.
In this case, the use of “e-learning” was a must in responding this industrial revolution; for instance, the application of Blended Learning or Flip Classroom as a method of learning.
“By utilizing e-Learning, learning can be done without being limited by space and time. In the future, I hope that face-to-face meetings can be reduced to give learners more time to develop their soft skills,” Jampel said.
Therefore, he expected the lecturers and all educators to continuously read the findings of “state of the art” in the educational field; then, be inovative in teaching, education, and research and finally discuss with other educators around the world through scientific meetings and networking.
“Then bring it back to Undiksha to build an excellent education and teaching process in Undiksha. With the excellent human resources in Undiksha, we will be able to organize educational process to create qualified potential of the learners and prospective teachers who will educate and prepare Golden Generation of 2045, “said Jampel.
The 644 graduates came from various faculties, such as Languages and Arts Faculty, Economic Faculty, Law and Social Sciences Faculty, Education Faculty, Mathematics and Natural Sciences Faculty, Sport and Health Faculty, Engineering and Vocation Faculty, and Postgraduate Program.
The graduation involved two graduates from Doctor of Education, 143 graduates from Master Degree of Education, 489 graduates from Bachelor Degree of Education, and 10 graduates from Higher Education with the highest GPA of 3.97.