FSH Building, UIN News Online – Rector of UIN Jakarta Prof Dr Drde Rosyada MA urged all civitas academica of UIN Jakarta to channeling their professional zakat through Zakat Service Unit (UPZ) that is available on campus. The collected zakat funds will be distributed in the form of scholarship and community empowerment research funding.

This was conveyed by the Rector during the opening of National Seminar entitled “Prospek Laku Pandai Perbankan dalam Pengembangan Zakat di Indonesia”, at FSH building, Campus I of UIN Jakarta, Wednesday (6/7). “It would be nice if all civitas academica of UIN Jakarta channeling their professional zakat through our already established UPZ,” said Dede.

The collected zakat, he explain, will be distributed in a form of scholarship. In addition to tuition fees, scholarships may be awarded in the form of both bachelor and master’s thesis financing.

The priority of students as the target of zakat distribution, he continue, is based on the high need on financing the underprivileged but outstanding students. While scholarship assistance in the form of APBN Scholarship, BLU Scholarship, State-Owned CSR Scholarship, and Ministry and Corporate Cooperation Scholarship cannot fulfill the required scholarship financing ratio.

“APBN Scholarship, for example. Per year, we can only help 200 students, while BLU scholarship only able to cover 5% or 400 students. This is not enough for UIN Jakarta level, “he said.

According to rector calculations, the ratio of total scholarship to total student reaches 40% of the total students. This ratio is at least supported by the socio-economic background of UIN Jakarta students who come from lower middle class and rural students who hope to be able to change their standard of living through education.

For information, UIN Jakarta established UPZ as a means to facilitate the zakat payment among the civitas academica on Wednesday, 1st June, 2016 ago. Currently, UPZ can be accessed through Cooperation and Institution Division, UIN Jakarta rectorate building, ground floor, Tel: (021) 7401925 (Ext. 1832). (usa)

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