Rector of Syiah Kuala University (Unsyiah), Prof. Dr. Ir. Samsul Rizal, M.Eng inaugurated Rival Perwira as Chair of the Unsyiah Student Executive Board (BEM) 2019. This inauguration took place at the Hall of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA), Thursday (2/14), which was also attended by Acting. Aceh Governor, Nova Iriansyah.
In addition to inaugurating the Chairperson of the BEM, the rector appointed the management of the Student Representative Council (DPM) and 26 Student Activity Units (UKM) within the campus.
In his remarks, rector said that the field of student affairs was one of the fields that experienced rapid development in Unsyiah. Many of the activities and achievements achieved by students made a significant contribution to improving the ranking of institutions nationally. This has brought Unsyiah into line with other great universities in Java.
But he added, all these activities and achievements were not only to improve the ranking of institutions, but also to shape the character of students. What's more now, the era of industrial revolution 4.0 has begun. This era requires students to be able to adapt, compete, innovate, create, and collaborate with their knowledge in various fields.
"This is what is needed in this era, innovation and creativity that exceed the capabilities of the average person," he said.
Meanwhile, Rival Perwira invited all Unsyiah students to get together and unite to advance this oldest campus in Aceh. According to him, differences in views and thoughts are not a barrier to equating the vision of advancing Unsyiah. He also appealed to Unsyiah students not to be divided, especially in this political year.
"The difference is a normal thing, not to damage student unity and divide others," he concluded. (PR Unsyiah / fer)