BEKASI REGENCY-Deputy Governor (Deputy Governor) of West Java (West Java) Uu Ruzhanul Ulum hopes that Pelita Bangsa University (UPB) can emphasize moral or moral education to its students.
This was conveyed by Uu when giving a public lecture at the inauguration of UPB in the Pelita Bangsa Campus Hall, Jl. Kalimalang Inspection, Cikarang Pusat, Bekasi Regency, Saturday (9/21/19).
The reason according to Uu, morals, morality, and integrity is the key to success besides scientific mastery that is relevant to the demands of the times.
Even according to the West Java development vision of Champion Born and Inner, inner achievement must be achieved along with outward achievements.
"No matter how high our knowledge is, if there is no morals then there is no price in society," Uu said.
"Haram Pelita Bangsa's alma mater, with scientific prowess and morality," he added.
Meanwhile, Uu advised the students to study and use the college period seriously, both by exploring knowledge and seeking experience by organizing, to learn entrepreneurship while young.
It becomes a provision for students as the next generation of the nation's hopes in an increasingly competitive world.
"Especially since the position of UPB is surrounded by industrial estates, there must be a link and match between what is taught on campus and in the workforce," Uu said.
The UPB is a new tertiary institution as a result of the transformation of the merger between the College of Economics (STIE) and the Pelita Bangsa College of Engineering (STT) in accordance with the Decree of the Minister of Education and Culture Number: 664 / KPTI / I / 2019 on August 2, 2019.
With MEGAH's motto, Moral, Entrepreneur, Persistent work, experts in their fields, and Harapan Bangsa, these principles are in line with the mission of human development carried by the Regional Government of West Java Province.
Meanwhile, the Secretary of the Directorate General of Science and Technology Institution and Higher Education Kemenristekdikti Agus Indarjo appreciated the presence of UPB as a higher education institution.
Agus said, from 173 countries in the world economic forum, there was not a single country that developed without a nation of people with a higher education certificate.
"All countries on this planet can develop one of them because the majority of the population is highly educated," Agus said.
In Indonesia, continued Agus, only 34.58 percent of the nation's children joined universities. So to reach Indonesia Emas in 2045 or in the 100th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Indonesia, the Higher Education Gross Enrollment Rate (GER) must continue to be increased towards the ideal figure of 70-80 percent.
"Then the hope (that) of this country being the top five giant countries in the world can be achieved. We really hope that UPB will also crawl at the higher ranks (top universities)," Agus said.
In addition, Agus said that insight into entrepreneurship must also be one of the subjects introduced to students. "So students must commit to perseverance, study hard, study hard," he concluded.