UNAIR Rector Prof. Nasih with Indonesian Vice President KH Ma'ruf Amin after the coordination meeting and the MoU. (Photo: By courtesy)
UNAIR NEWS – The National Team for Acceleration of Poverty Alleviation (TNP2K) with various private parties and higher education institutions are ready to take steps to reduce the prevalence of stunted children. From the private sector there were foundations owned by the former Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Hadji Kalla Foundation, PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) Thailand.
From the university side, there were only two state universities involved, Hasanuddin University and Universitas Airlangga. For this reason, UNAIR Rector Prof. Nasih attended the coordination meeting and the signing session of a memorandum of understanding conducted at Grand Kebon Sirih Building, Jakarta on Tuesday, February 11.
Through an exclusive interview, Prof. Nasih said that from the coordination meeting and the MoU, his party received many mandates. One of them, added Prof. Nasih, is to carry out various stunting handling activities in five regencies and four regencies of the Ministry of Health program.
“UNAIR, which will also be supported by Mayora as a private party, has the mandate to solve various problems regarding stunting in five regencies plus four regencies of the Ministry of Health program,” he said.
Regarding the scheme that will be carried out by UNAIR, Prof. Nasih said that he would implement the mandate with a community service program conducted by UNAIR. Prof. Nasih also emphasized that it would also be integrated with the KKN program that was already running well.
“UNAIR will work with our multidisciplinary knowledge. We will also integrate it with the community service programs that we have and of course also with the Community Service Program, “said Prof. Nasih.
In the end, Prof. Nasih also hoped that with this program can strengthen the existence of higher education institutions to help resolve various national problems. Moreover, he also hoped that by doing so, it makes a tangible manifestation that the final end of the educational process in higher education is service.
“Of course we warmly welcome this mandate. Besides being a proof that UNAIR is given trust, this is also a form of our joint efforts to create a just and civilized Indonesia, “he concluded. (*)