Rector Responsible if Radicalism Grows on Campus

Minister of Research Technology and Higher Education, Mohamad Nasir, said rectors should be responsible if radicalism develops on the campus they lead. After the declaration of anti drugs and radicalism at Semarang State University, Semarang, Saturday (6/5), Nasir said that he would give strict sanctions to the rector on radicalism in the campus. The rector, he said, should be able to monitor, control, and delegate his/her tasks so that radicalism does not occur on campus.

The ministry he leads has also devised a curriculum preventing radicalism by including a load/content on state defense since 2016.

Meanwhile, Head of BNPT, Police Commissioner General Suhardi Alius, said the education platform is the nursery ground of the next generation; therefore it must be sterile from radicalism and drugs. Radicalism takes a long time therefore, the campus should be able to observe if there is a change in students and lecturers, for example forming an exclusive group, because it is a sign of being radical. Suhardi said there are quite a lot of academics who participated in ISIS; the condition must be taken seriously by the head of the university. Leaders of higher education must be able to detect and prevent it.



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