Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) Yogyakarta officially has a Professional Teacher Education (PPG) Study Program. Based on the Decree (SK) of the Minister of Technology, Research and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia (Menristekdikti RI), UAD is given the permit to open PPG Study Program in nine fields of study.
The nine fields of study are English, Civic Education, Indonesian Language, Guidance and Counseling, Physics, Biology, Mathematics, Primary School Teacher Education, and Early Childhood Education.
The decree issued by the Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education concerning the permit to open PPG Study Program at UAD was handed over by the Head of the Regional Higher Education Service Institute V, Dr. Ir. Bambang Supriyadi, C.E.S. to the Rector of UAD, Dr. Kasiyarno, M.Hum. The handover was held at the main courtroom of UAD campus 1 at Jln. Kapas 9, Semaki, Yogyakarta onThursday (09/20/2018).
The handover was also attended by Vice Rector I, Dr. Muchlas, M.T., Vice Rector III, Dr. Abdul Fadlil, M.T., Vice Rector IV, Prof. Sarbiran, Ph.D., the Head of the Bureau and Institution, as well as the Dean and Head of study programs of UAD.
On that occasion, Kasiyarno expressed his gratitude to all UAD academics who had struggled to establish PPG Study Program. In addition to Professional Teacher Education, UAD currently also has a Professional Pharmacist, Medicine and Psychology study programs.
"This trust given to us is a responsibility that must be carried out to improve the quality of educators in Indonesia. With this study program, UAD also prepares qualified and professional educators," he explained.
In line with Kasiyarno, Bambang shared his expectation that the study program could improve the quality of teachers in Indonesia as professional educators. He also said that there were teachers who had a pure science education background. Therefore, professional education programs are important.