Singaraja- Six students from universities in the Philippines have completed their teaching training practice held by Ganesha University of Education (Undiksha) in the period of January-February 2019. A farewell session by Rector of Undiksha, Prof. Dr. I Nyoman Jampel, M.Pd took place in his office on Wednesday (02/06/2019), witnessed by Deputy Rector I, Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Putu Arnyana, M.Sc., Deputy Rector IV, Drs. I Wayan Suarnajaya, M.A., Ph.D and accompanied by the Chairperson of LPPPM, Prof. Dr. A. A. Istri Ngurah Marhaeni, M.A.
Those students were Kimberly Joey Gonzales Albatae and Regine S. Cortez from University of Saint Anthony, Maikah Angela Aguinaldo and Coleen Moesha C. Ngitngit from University of Santo Tomas, and AJ Christian Juntilo Alaba and Recom Avance Valdes from Central Luson State University. During the session, they also received a certificate directly from the Rector as a sign of successfully following the program and in accordance with the expectation.
Representing other students, Coleen Moesha C. Ngitngit admitted that she was very proud of taking part in this program at Undiksha. She argued that they had the opportunity to take the academic world, as well as the chance to know Indonesia more deeply, including Bali. Based on her experience for one month, knowledge regarding culture became one that has been successfully obtained. She also expressed an appreciation and quiet touching statement. “Thank you for the opportunity and permission for us to be not only a teacher but also be ourselves who can later be stable in living life and be a useful person, “she said.
This teaching training program is not expected to be the end of acquainting with Undiksha, Bali, and Indonesia. Yet, in the future, other similar programs can be conducted. Rector of Undiksha, Prof. Dr. I Nyoman Jampel, M.Pd. looked forward to an increase in the students’ quality and skills, especially in the field of teaching. He also did not hesitate to accept input or evaluation of this program implementation. “Evaluation is very important. It can be delivered so that we can follow it up, “he said.
The Rector, from South Kuta Badung Regency, also stated his readiness to accept those students back to Undiksha to take part in the different program, for instance, transferring lecture credit, as well as other things oriented towards self-quality improvement. “If you would like to join other programs, we are ready for it,” he said.
As confirmed, the presence of oversea students in teaching training program and field-experience program participation was one of the strategies to achieve internationalization at home launched in 2019. Despite receiving, Undiksha, the largest university in North Bali with eight faculties, also sent its students to a number of universities in Thailand, Vietnam and Philippines for the same program. There were 33 students sent in January-February period. The next period are carried out in July-August 2019. (hms)