Reporter: Irma Wahyuni
Main Conference Room, UINJKT Online – The Vice Rector for Academic Affair Dr Jamhari in the Dialogue of acceptance of visitors from STAIN Alauddin Palu to UIN Jakarta in order to carry out comparative study in the Main Conference Room, Rector Building on Wednesday (20/5) said there are five weaknesses of STAIN Campuses that cause them to loose the competition with other State Universities.
Jamhari continued, those five weaknesses are low quality, poor institutional’s management, minimum human resource, minimum financial resources, and lack of networking.
The problem in terms of quality, according to Jamhari, is caused by the fact that Islamic Universities pay more attention to their social role in the society up to the point that the academic development in the campus left in an unfinished state.
“The formed curriculum does not stimulate the intellectual capacity and competency of the students, but it more fulfill the needs of the lecturers in order to get the job,” He said.
Quoting Rector Prof Dr Komaruddin Hidayat statement in his acceptance speech Jamhari said in terms of institution management, Islamic Campuses more often claim and state themselves as Da’wah Institution than academic institutions, therefore they don’t follow the modern institution structure.
“In comparison with other Islamic Universities, probably UIN Jakarta is the best Islamic Universities in terms of human resource, but we have to realize that our human resources are still poor,” Jamhari said when describing the quality of human resources in many Islamic Universities.
He continued, financially, Islamic Universities always get the problem in acquiring funds. ”UIN Jakarta often look for the funds to Middle-East Countries, and it has been a difficult effort, but we have cooperated with Japan lately,” he told.
In terms of networking problem, Jamhari suggested Islamic Universities to expand their networking inside and outside the state. ”Networking is needed not only to get the funds, but also to develop Student’s academic ability and skills,” he said.
The dialogue was attended by the guests from STAIN Palu, Rector Prof Dr Komaruddin Hidayat, the Vice Rector of Division of Development Institution Dr Sudarnoto Abdul Hakim, the Head of Academic Bureau Dr Abdul Somad and other Institution in UIN Jakarta.