1,750 Affirmation Scholarship Allocations Vied For

Republika, page 5

Thousands of students take part in the national selection of Higher Education Affirmation Scholarship (ADIK) 2017 participants. This activity is simultaneously conducted in 6 locations in Papua Province, 10 locations in West Papua Province, and 34 locations in 3T areas, with a total of 4,675 participants, including the 2017 Secondary Education Affirmation (ADEM) graduates.

Director General of Learning and Student Affairs Kemenristekdikti, Intan Ahmad, said this scholarship provides opportunities for children of Papua and 3T Regions; graduates of SMA/SMK/equivalents who are academic achievers to obtain higher education in top state universities (PTN), and prepare the human resources of quality Papua and 3T Region children to contribute to national development.

Intan Ahmad explained the program initiated since 2012 was launched because in fact there are still sons and daughters of the nation who do not have access to continue their education to higher education level. They are unable to compete with students from other regions through the SNMPTN-SBMPTN paths.

They are recruited on the recommendation of schools, based on considerations of academic achievement recorded in the student education report book. However, most scholarship recipients are unable to adapt to the learning conditions in state universities. As a result, they experience failure or very poor academic achievement.

In this year 2017 the ADik-3T program already includes 50 Regencies/Cities of 3T regions. The recruitment of ADEM participants to state universities is decided to be through a selection of written examinations conducted at 10 test sites. The available quota of 1,750 seats, for the ADEM program 400 seats, ADIK 3T 750 seats, ADIK PAPUA 600 seats.

Students who can follow the Papua and 3T ADik program must come from schools recommended by the Regency/City Education Agency, and obtain recommendations from the school principal and regency/ city regional administrations (pemda). They can continue their education to 48 state universities (PTN) and 22 polytechnics throughout Indonesia.

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