TNI soldiers guarding the border between RI-Malaysia in Nunukan Regency, North Kalimantan, conduct coaching nationality and love of the country to 31 students of Madrasah Ibtidaiyah (MI) Darul Furqon, Nunukan. Lettu Inf Wijiono who served there said love of the country education is very important to be applied to all citizens of Indonesia, especially for students and early age.
Coaching of nationality to Madrasah Ibtidaiyah/ primary school (MI/ SD) students is needed to develop character, mentality, and also to be prepared in facing the threats faced by students such as drug abuse, radicalism understanding, promiscuity, and conflict among students.
According to Wijiono, the goal of educating the students is for them to have love for the country, to improve discipline and to build a positive soul, so that they do not do anything that negatively impacts the school or the environment. Indonesia, he said, needs students who in all activities are based on the love and pride of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI), so the love of the country and the spirit that continues to be ablaze will give birth to a student of character and achievement.
Meanwhile Tri Daryanti, Head of MI Darul Furqon whose students are taught by TNI personnel, expressed his gratitude to the Army for providing insight into the love of the country and having nurtured his students.