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Meet the Rector of UNS, Surakarta Major: UNS is Ready for Face-to-Face Learning

The Major of Surakarta, Gibran Rakabuming Raka, visited the Rectorate dr. Prakosa Building Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta on Thursday (2/9/2021). In his visit, the major met the Rector of UNS, Prof. Jamal Wiwoho, to ensure UNS preparedness to held face-to-face learning (PTM) on Monday the following week.

Prof. Jamal and Gibran Rakabuming Raka discussed for around one hour in a close meeting. In the press release, the Major stated that from his discussion with the Rector, UNS is ready to hold PTM the following week. “Albeit only 30 percent (red: the allowed capacity of the class),” Gibran Rakabuming Raka said to after meeting Prof. Jamal.

Specifically, he shared his optimism on UNS that the university could implement tight and disciplined health protocols for its students. He also hoped that UNS students who participate in the PTM could come and go back home safely. In the interview, the Major also promised that the City Government would provide Covid-19 vaccines for 2021 batch students who have not been vaccinated.

“I’m sure that when we start PTM, we also could slowly recover the economy,” he said.

As previously reported by (1/9/2021), UNS has declared its readiness to hold PTM in the odd semester. This explanation was shared directly by the Rector of UNS, Prof. Jamal Wiwoho, after receiving a green light from Gibran Rakabuming Raka.

Prof. Jamal stated that the coordination between UNS and Surakarta City Government has been running. The Major even paid a visit to discuss PTM in UNS on Friday (27/8/2021). UNS will continue to implement conditional and gradual principles in the PTM. Conditional means receiving a permit from the local government of Covid-19 taskforce, students receive a permit from their parents, and students are vaccinated.

The gradual principle means that class and schedule are limited for students visiting the campus. One classroom can only be used for at most 30% of its standard capacity. Each course is also scheduled for only one hour max. Humas UNS