Airlangga Forum with Vice Rector of Universitas Airlangga and Universitas Brawijaya: Responsibility for Higher Education in Creating Anti-Corruption Human Resource

Airlangga Forum with Vice Rector of Universitas Airlangga and Universitas Brawijaya: Responsibility for Higher Education in Creating Anti-Corruption Human Resource

News of UNAIR Postgraduate School, 4 Feb 2020 – A lot of sad news spreads and one of them is the corruption committed by educated persons who have or are currently studying in college. Presented by the Director of Education UNAIR Prof. Dr. Sukardiman, Apt., MS, that this is one of the factors why Indonesia keeps being considered to be a developing country. According to him, corruption is a big crime with all the losses it causes to many people, including the state. For this reason, Universitas Airlangga is one of the universities contributing in creating an anti-corruption generation through curriculum design for all undergraduate study programs that must teach character education, making General Obligatory Courses (MKWU) modules integrated with subjects such as citizenship, Pancasila, religion, and language as well. Character education is included in every activity.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rudi Purwono, SE, M.SE highlighted the community losses due to corruption. He stated that this corruption will make goods activities more expensive, because this rare item (power) is dominant only in a few people. As a result, people’s purchasing power will decrease and will affect the justice side and balance of consumption. Added by Dr. Nuri Herachwati, Dra., Ec., M.Si., M.Sc, the lack of control over power is one of the reasons why corruption can occur which is followed by the opening of opportunities to carry out these illegal acts. To create an anti-corruption young generation, there are three things that must be instilled, namely: 1.) understanding about the dangers of corruption 2.) forms of corruption 3.) culture, namely instant characters, not confident that their hard work will pay off, and undisciplined is the character of the perpetrators of corruption.

Of course, the responsibility to instill an anti-corruption character is not only the obligation of the legal sector, but also higher education. Through the learning method by building views and internalizing anti-corruption as well as how students can provide construction and views on concrete issues seen from fundamental aspects such as morals, ethics, and sociology, said Dr. Radian Salman, SH. LL.M as Coordinator of the Master of Law Science and Development Study Program. In addition, Dr. Prawitra Thalib, SH, MH stated that acts of corruption are not sudden actions but depart from things that we often take for granted such as being dishonest and undisciplined when paying for a number of meals at a coffee shop, being late for class, and collecting assignments off the due.

Closed by the Deputy Director 3 of Postgraduate Schools, also known as Cak Parto, the discussion on corruption at the Airlangga Forum this time gave a statement and commitment that the Postgraduate School of Airlangga University strives to continue to create students and teaching staff into people with anti-corruption characteristics, so this extraordinary crime can be stopped to be part of our culture because doing corruption means other people’s rights are snatched away for personal interest.

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