Indonesian Students Win 4 International Chemistry Olympic Medals in Turkey
Jakarta - Good news came from Istanbul, Turkey on Thursday 30 July 2020 at 20.00 WIB. Four students from Indonesia managed to carve achievements in the arena of 52nd International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) or Olympic Chemicals International to 52 by winning four medals.
Two silver medals were won by two students, namely Mark Susanto from BPK Penabur 1 Jakarta SMAK and Ivan Candra Gunawan from Petra 2 Surabaya SMAK. While two bronze medals were won by two students, namely Rifqi Naufal Abdjul from SMAN 81 Jakarta and Steven William from Petra 1 Junior High School Surabaya.
The Indonesian IChO team together with the ranks of the National Achievement Center (PPN) of the Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) held a nobar (watching together) closing ceremony and the 52nd international chemistry Olympic award virtually through the zoom application.
This year's medal award was indeed packed by the 52nd IChO committee virtually with real visuals like normal.
"We are trying our best to do at the Olympics on site , but this is not possible because of the global Covid-19 pandemic," Professor Arif Dasganmen said in his address as chair of the 2013 IChO academic committee at the closing ceremony.
"We know that all Olympic students, their families, their teachers, their mentors, and their countries have spent a lot of effort wanting to participate in this Olympics. We cannot ignore this situation, and we decided to hold IChO online ," he continued.
The international chemistry olympiad held in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic situation carries the theme "Chemistry for a Better Tomorrow". This activity is an expression of talent in the field of chemistry, to provide benefits in the future.
This year 235 students from 60 countries registered at IChO 2020, with 8 countries as observers. 22 countries cannot participate because they have not selected national competitions and have not yet coached their national teams.
Acting Head of the Ministry of Education and Culture's National Achievement Center (Acting Head of PPN), Asep Sukmayadi also witnessed and congratulated students who had achieved achievements at the 52nd International Chemistry Olympiad through the zoom application.
"The medal won by students at IChO this year is the achievement of international-level achievements that were first collected, facilitated by the Ministry of Education and Culture since the National Achievement Center was formed, hopefully the medal achievement of students who excel at international level in other fields can be overtaken," Asep said, Saturday (1 / 8/2020).