Depok, UIN News Online – Rector of UIN Jakarta for the 2015-2019 period, Prof. Dr. Dede Rosyada MA, and Rector of UIN Jakarta for the period of 2019-2023, Prof. Dr. Hj. Amany Lubis MA inaugurated the Professional Teacher Education (PPG) Building in the Bojongsari area, Depok, on Tuesday (1/8/2019). Also present in the inauguration, of the Vice Rectors of UIN Jakarta, Bureau Chiefs, Deans, Section Heads, and academic community of UIN Jakarta.

In his speech, Dede expressed his gratitude for the completion of the construction of the building after being delayed for some time. According to Dede, the existence of this building is necessary for UIN Jakarta as one of the Islamic Religious Education Institutions and Education Personnel (LPTK) appointed by the Ministry of Religious Affairs of Indonesia in addition to UIN Sunan Kalijaga and UIN Maliki Malang.

For this reason, he continued, the Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teacher Training (FITK) as a faculty that organizes professional education activities for madrasah educators was asked to really maximize the use of buildings.

On the same occasion, Amany hopes that the establishment of teacher education facilities can optimize the contribution of UIN Jakarta to the country. “If possible, it can optimize the contribution of UIN Jakarta for teacher education for Muslim communities in other Southeast Asia such as Thailand, the Philippines, and its surroundings,” she said.

Meanwhile, the Dean of FITK UIN Jakarta, Prof. Dr. H. Ahmad Thib Raya MA, expressed his gratitude for the construction of the building. According to him, this building answers the needs of facilities needed in conducting professional education and training for madrasa teachers. “Insha Allah, this building will facilitate the implementation of teacher training,” he hoped.

It is known, the construction of the PPG / LPTK building itself has been officially carried out since August 7, 2015. The construction of the building that is right on the Ciputat-Bogor track is projected to require around Rp 217 billion. But with the tightening of the budget, the construction was delayed before it was resumed.

The rebuilding of the building was carried out using UIN Jakarta PNBP funds of at least Rp 80 billion on the recommendation of the Indonesian Ministry of Finance. The 9-storey building has 52 localities with the designation of lecture rooms, laboratories, study program rooms, lecturers ‘and employees’ rooms. (usa)

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