Jakarta (ANTARA) – Regional Representatives Council (DPD RI) Chairman AA LaNyalla Mahmud Mattalitti urged university students to find solutions to the nation’s problems, especially those related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“University students must have a global vision, without neglecting our national character as an Indonesian. We must also firmly maintain the lofty aspirations of our national founders as our state of mind,” he said.
Speaking at a public conference on Thursday organized by the Congress of the Student Council of the Faculty of Indonesian Islamic Studies at Syarif Hidayatullah Islamic State University in Jakarta, he said that Indonesian youth, especially young people university students, can play a crucial role in the fight against COVID-19 and other national problems. .
“We have a lot of homework to improve our nation in the future,” he noted.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in many sectors, mainly in the health sector, the DPD speaker noted.
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“Most of the health equipment is bought by import from foreign countries, while our young people who go out of their way to produce health equipment made in the country were not recognized by the people,” said Mattalitti.
Distance education is also another problem in the education sector, as limitations in information and communication technologies restrict students to remote areas, he said.
“The pandemic has also exposed the problems of our social sector; the government is struggling to properly distribute social assistance to residents because their database is not properly managed, ”noted the spokesperson for the DPD.
University students should help solve national problems by devising groundbreaking innovations and ideas, he said.
“University students, especially students of Islamic universities in Indonesia, must participate to create breakthroughs for the nation,” he added.
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