MPR-UT Collaboration Massively Socializes 4 Pillars
The MPR collaborates with the Open University (UT) to intensify the socialization of the 4 Pillars. The collaboration was marked by a signing by the Secretary General of the MPR, Ma'ruf Cahyono and UT Deputy Chancellor, Liestyodono Bawono Irianto in the Delegation Room, MPR / DPR / DPD Building Complex.
Ma'ruf Cahyono said that the signing of the cooperation between the MPR and UT in the 4 Pillars socialization was a follow-up to the agreement made by the Chairperson of the MPR, Bambang Soesatyo, and UT Rector, Ojat Darojat.
"Today is a follow-up to the MOU. Pak Liestyodono and I are following up," he said in a written statement, Friday (18/9/2020).
Ma'ruf also said that socialization is a mandate of the MD3 Law so that to carry out these activities it is necessary to carry out mutual cooperation or cooperation with all elements of society.
According to him, the MPR has collaborated with various parties, including various universities. Ma'ruf said that it is the responsibility of all to disseminate the noble values of the nation.
"Socialization requires cooperation by involving all parties, including universities and strategic groups," he explained.
With the increasing number of collaborations with various parties, Ma'ruf said that Pancasila, the Constitution, the Unitary Republic of Indonesia, and Bhinneka Tunggal Ika will be increasingly understood by the community as a whole and comprehensively. Socialization is said to be done with various methods and keep up with the times.
"We have used information technology (IT) to conduct socialization," he added.
He said that IT progress, according to him, also needed to be mastered so that socialization could keep up with the times.
Through this collaboration, the MPR and UT will provide resource persons for socialization activities. Ma'ruf said that many academics have participated in the training of trainers held by the MPR. TOT activities, as they are called more popularly, are activities to produce resource persons in socialization activities. Those who have participated in the TOT can be empowered through this collaboration.
Ma'ruf hopes that this cooperation can be developed and synergized because according to him, the MPR and UT have almost the same duties, namely providing education.
If there is a research institute in higher education, then in the MPR there is an Assessment Body and a Review Commission. According to him, the Assessment Agency and the Study Commission Agency have a very broad field of study, including studies on the constitutional system, the constitution and its implementation.
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Ma'ruf admits talking about the constitution alone has a very broad scope covering all areas / dimensions of life as a society, nation and state.
"If we study the economy, of course we will also study constitutional issues," he added.
Meanwhile, Liestyodono said UT has 324,000 students. They are scattered throughout Indonesia and even abroad (immigrant workers). In addition, UT also has more than 1.8 million alumni and this institution also has 39 regions.
"So we are ready to work together to conduct socialization," he said.(ega / ega)