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Social Affairs Minister Asks Bandung Poltekesos Graduates to Innovative to Work for the Nation

Tuesday, 26-October-2021 15:30

Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini (top, center)
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Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini (top, center)
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BANDUNG, NETRALNEWS.COM - Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini has asked the graduates of the Bandung Social Welfare Polytechnic (Poltekesos) to continue learning and improve their quality. The graduation moment is not the end, but the beginning of the real challenge.

The Minister of Social Affairs shared experiences and provided motivation for graduates who would start working for the nation and state, so that later they become successful people and can contribute maximally to the surrounding communities and environment. According to the Minister of Social Affairs, in the era of technological advancement 4.0 or even 5.0, social problems are growing rapidly.

“From birth to death, social problems will continue to exist. Therefore, you must continue to hone and develop your insight, not only in the social field, but also in other fields,” said the Minister of Social Affairs.

The statement was made by the Minister of Social Affairs during a speech online at the Graduation of the 2nd Applied Masters Program Social Work Graduates and the 55th Applied Undergraduate Program Graduates of the Bandung Poltekesos (10/26/2021).

To the graduates, the Minister of Social Affairs asked them not to remain silent, but to actively participate in overcoming various problems that are developing around the public. Social problems can be rooted in other fields outside the social field. The Minister of Social Affairs gave an example that the fall in the price of corn and eggs can trigger social problems.

Regarding things like this, the Minister of Social Affairs asked the Bandung Poltekesos graduates not to remain silent. The Minister of Social Affairs gave an example of her experience in creating an electronic wheelchair. This is to help people who need social welfare services who have severe disabilities that cannot be helped by just an ordinary wheelchair.

The Minister of Social Affairs also initiated the manufacturing of adaptive guide sticks for people with visual impairments. This tool is useful for increasing the mobility of people with visual impairments.

“In this way, people with visual impairments can now move more freely. It really helps overcome their limitations,” he said.

This strengthens the urge for Poltekesos graduates from Bandung to continue to hone their insight and sensitivity. Only then, the provision of knowledge and skills they get can be useful for others.

The Minister of Social Affairs also reminded that in the era of technological advancement 4.0 or 5.0, graduates of Poltekesos Bandung are also required to be able to adapt to an era marked by the use of technology and synergy capabilities.

Therefore, it is important for Poltekesos graduates from Bandung to be able to solve problems by thinking innovatively and collaboratively.

"If we can't answer it ourselves, we can partner. Currently we know the era of crowd funding," he said.

On the same occasion, Head of the Educational Research and Social Extension Agency (BP3S) Hartono Laras conveyed that the entire Bandung Poltekesos Academic Community expressed their deepest gratitude and with great pride, the Social Minister was pleased to deliver remarks at the graduation ceremony.

Hartono stated that learning at the Applied Bachelor and Applied Masters levels at Poltekesos Bandung has been directed at the application and development of Social Work technology with a curriculum application ratio of 30 percent theory and 70 percent practice.

For information, there will be 364 graduates from Poltekesos Bandung, consisting of 18 graduates from the Social Work Study Program, the Applied Masters Program and 346 graduates from the Social Work Study Program, the Applied Undergraduate Program.

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