SEAQiM establishes an agreement with PGRI Semarang University (UPGRIS)

SEAQiM, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel, has recently established an agreement with PGRI Semarang University (UPGRIS) to support the Indonesian government’s “Kampus Merdeka” program. The memorandum of agreement (MoA) was signed on March 1, 2023, and aims to provide internship programs for mathematics education students to enhance their skills and knowledge in the field.

The signing ceremony took place at the UPGRIS rectorate hall. It was attended by representatives from the Dunia Usaha Dunia Industri (DUDI) in Central Java, the director of SEAQiM as a partner of FMIPATI, and the Mathematics Education Study Program. During the event, Dr Sumardyono signed the MoA with the UPGRIS rector, Dr Sri Suciati, M.Hum, and the Dean of FMIPATI, Supandi, M.Sc. The agreement sets out the collaboration terms, which include providing internship programs for mathematics education students and exploring other possible partnerships in the future.

This partnership is expected to benefit the students by providing real-world experience and preparing them for the future workplace. By participating in the internship programs, they can apply the theories and knowledge they learned in the classroom and develop practical skills relevant to their chosen career paths. The collaboration will also benefit other education stakeholders, fostering cooperation and knowledge sharing between SEAQiM, UPGRIS, and DUDI.

SEAQiM is committed to supporting the Indonesian government’s Kampus Merdeka program, which aims to provide opportunities for higher education institutions to improve the quality of their programs and produce graduates who are competent, competitive, and able to contribute to the nation’s development. The partnership with UPGRIS is just one of the many initiatives SEAQiM has undertaken to support this program and promote quality education in the region.

In conclusion, the collaboration between SEAQiM and UPGRIS is a significant step towards enhancing the quality of mathematics education in Indonesia. By providing internship programs for students, the partnership aims to equip them with practical skills and knowledge that will prepare them for the future workplace. This collaboration will serve as a model for other institutions to follow and contribute to the overall improvement of education in the country.

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