UNS — The Surakarta Major, Gibran Rakabuming Raka, reviews directly the implementation of face-to-face (PTM) learning in Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta on Wednesday morning (8/9/2021). The major visited three faculties in the Kentingan campus, the Faculty of Medical Science (FK) UNS, Faculty of Law (FH) UNS, and Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) UNS.
In his visit to UNS, a unique moment occurred when he suddenly entered a classroom and made FEB UNS students who participated in the PTM surprised. Students who participated through the Zoom Cloud Meeting were also surprised by the Major appearing in their gadget monitors. This moment occurred in the Introduction to Macroeconomic course taught by Prof. Izza Mafruhah.
“Come on, open your camera, do not close it. I want to see UNS students’ faces who study today,” Gibran Rakabuming Raka said, greeting FEB UNS students.
In this opportunity, he asked about student’s conditions and wondered where the students were from. Aditya, FEB UNS student, had a chance to chat with the Major directly through the Zoom Cloud Meeting. Rivaldo, another student, also had a similar opportunity to talk to Gibran Rakabuming Raka directly. Rivaldo mentioned that he is from Semarang, but since June 2021 stays in UNS. “PPKM in Solo, and I do not go home,” Rivaldo said.
Gibran Rakabuming Raka then asked if Rivaldo had been vaccinated against Covid-19. The conversation between the Number 1 person in Solo and FEB UNS students was relaxed and full of jokes. Another FEB UNS student, Bintang, said that the visit surprised him and he did not expect the first son of Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, would enter his classroom
“Truthfully, did not expect Mas Gibran to come,” Bintang said to uns.ac.id. He added that UNS courage to hold PTM makes him understand materials fasters. The first-semester student also admitted that he has difficulty understanding mathematical courses explained through an online platform. “I am also happy to come to the campus because it is often awkward in online learning and feels like there is limit or distance with the teacher,” Bintang added.
As reported previously, this visit was Gibran Rakabuming Raka’s third visit to UNS to review the implementation of PTM. The major was accompanied by the Rector of UNS, Prof. Jamal Wiwoho, and the faculty dean. In this visit, Gibran also observed the blood donation event and Covid-19 survivor screening in FK UNS Hall, where he greeted faculty members and academic staff who participated in the blood donation event.
When accompanying Gibran Rakabuming Raka, Prof. Jamal Wiwoho said that the visit was not planned.
“So, suddenly he contacted that he wanted to come, and this was not planned beforehand,” Prof. Jamal said. Humas UNS
Reporter: Yefta Christopherus AS
Editor: Dwi Hastuti