Student Center Field, UIN News Online – The Rector of UIN Jakarta, Prof Dr. Dede Rosyada officially sent off the regular Community Service Program (KKN) participants, academic year 2015/2016 in the student center, Monday (7/25). The event is marked by putting on the alma mater jacket symbolically to two students and a balloon release.

Also present in the event, vice rector of cooperation, Prof Dr. Murodi, the dean Faculty of Da’wah and Communication, Dr. Arief Subhan, dean Faculty of Syari’ah and Law, Dr. Asep Saepuddin Jahar, and a number of lecturers.

In his speech, the rector is expected this year KKN to go smoothly as planned. He also said that the students could carry the KKN with enthusiasm.

Through the KKN, students are supposed to apply their knowledge in the community. We expect the implementation of KKN by the capacity of each student,” he said.

The Head of Center for Community Service (PPM), Jaka Badranaya, ME in his report said that as many as 2812 participants would be divided into 250 groups. They came from nine faculties and will be spread in 98 villages/district in the three regions, namely South Tangerang City, Banten Province (7 villages, 3 districts/20 groups); Bogor regency, West Java (49 villages, 4 districts/130 groups); and Tangerang District, Banten Province (42 villages, five districts/100 groups).

“Unlike the previous years, there is there are 3-4 groups of the KKN participants for this year so that the implementation can be more efficient,” Jaka explained.

According to him, the new policy is adopted by the evaluation of previous KKN. It stated that the village with only consisted of one group of KKN participant had been considered less effective. That is because of the vast area and the massive population, so it cannot be optimally manageable. Whereas the implementation of KKN only last for one month.

In addition to regular KKN, he added, PPM also sent its 20 students (one group) to follow the non-regular KKN program or called as KKN Kebangsaan, and will be held at Tanjung Pinang, Riau province, and hosted by Universitas Maritim Raja Ali Haji (UMRAH). “KKN Kebangsaan will last for 40 days, from July 21 until August 28, 2016.” He said. (ns/umar)

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