Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Menristekdikti), Mohamad Nasir, demanded that Joint Selection for University Admission (SBMPTN) 2017 be free from jockey. Jockey practices were revealed in last year SBMPTN held in Solo State University and Hasanuddin University Makassar.
Menristekdikti explained that jockey practices is basically a moral issue whereby no matter how good a system is, if there are moral issues there will always be a path for illegal practices. His Ministry, therefore, asked SBMPTN committees to prevent jockey.
Chairman of Majelis Rektor Perguruan Tinggi Negeri (MRPTN), Herry Suhardiyanto, admitted that jockey system still occurs. His party will have to consolidate the committees to firmly apply the official procedures. He also asked the committees to take action should they find anything suspicious. Herry invited the participants of SBMPTN not to be tempted to use jockey because they definitely will be caught.