Medan Area University held an Online Graduation Ceremony for Period I Bachelor and Master Program 2020 on Saturday 15 August 2020 at the Campus I Library Building, Medan Area University Jl. Pool No. 1 Medan Estate, Zoom Application, and Youtube Live Streaming of Medan Area University.
In the implementation of the online graduation, the Rector and his staff are still present at the Campus I Library building at the University of Medan Area while still paying attention to complete health protocols using red and white masks, while the graduates / I remain at their respective homes.
Medan Area University is the first private university in North Sumatra to carry out online graduation and is the best university in North Sumatra.
On this occasion, the Chancellor of UMA Prof. Dr. Dadan Ramdan, M.Eng M.Sc in his speech at the online graduation said that in this period the University of Medan Area graduated undergraduate and master students from 20 study programs totaling 457 graduates, consisting of 442 undergraduate graduates and 15 master programs. The graduates came from 7 faculties, namely Engineering, Agriculture, Economics and Business, Law, Social and Political Sciences, Psychology, Biology and 4 Masters in Psychology, Masters in Agribusiness, Masters in Public Administration, and Masters in Law.
This online graduation with the theme "In Facing the Industrial Revolution 4.0 and the Digital Economy, UMA Continues to Improve Digital-Based Academic Administration Services to Support the Quality of Education so as to Produce Graduates who are Innovative, Character, Professional and Independent". As a form of implementation that high knowledge must be followed by noble ethics and morals. Alumni are expected to be able to think innovatively, have a noble character, be independent, and make all their activities as worship to Allah Subhanahu Wataala / God Almighty.
"For 37 years, UMA has shown great commitment to improving the quality of human resources in Indonesia, especially in North Sumatra. UMA is in the top 2 out of 263 private universities in Region I Higher Education Service Institutions ”. said the Chancellor of UMA.
Since 2015, UMA has achieved a B rank for Higher Education Accreditation. In addition, UMA has five accredited A-rank study programs, namely Management Study Program, Agribusiness, Public Administration Science, Communication Studies, and Masters in Agribusiness. UMA is the only private university in North Sumatra that has a Doctoral Program in Agricultural Science, which this year has begun admitting its new students. UMA is also recognized as one of the tertiary institutions that received the University of Indonesia's version of the Green Metric certificate at the 17th National Level.
"The Covid-19 pandemic that has hit us since mid-March 2020 has caused the Medan Area University to carry out an online teaching and learning process. UMA has distributed an Internet quota of 15 GB for students every month until July 2020 to support online PBM. This quota assistance is the largest assistance provided by universities in North Sumatra. This is a form of UMA's concern and responsibility to improve the quality of PBM during a pandemic. said the Chancellor of UMA.
Medan Area University is also preparing an Independent Campus Program with Independent Learning, which provides opportunities for students to study outside study programs on campus, outside campus, internships in the business world, or the industrial world for 1 to 3 semesters with the guidance of lecturers. This is done to improve the competence of alumni so that they can adapt to the times. Therefore, UMA has made various collaborations with academic and non-academic institutions.
At this online graduation period, there were two lecturers who received doctoral degrees. Dr. Syafruddin Ritonga, MAP in Communication Science and Dr. Adelina Lubis, M.Si. Management of Science. In addition, one of the education staff has the achievement of Champion II in the 2020 Pemprovsu Achievement Librarian Competition on behalf of Muhammad Rinaldo Marajari S. Sos.
UMA students have also made proud achievements, which show that UMA's vision to produce innovative, personable, and independent human resources can be achieved. The achievements obtained from the Directorate General of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education and Culture in 2020 were: There were 6 students passing the Student Creativity Program (PKM) Proposal, 2 students passing the Indonesian Student Business Competition (KBMI) Selection, and Passing the Village Development and Empowerment Holistic Program Selection (PHP2D) there were 2 students.
Bronze Medal winner at the ASEAN Innovative Science and Entrepreneurship Fair in Surabaya on behalf of: Ade Rivana Sitorus (Management), 3rd place in the AutoCAD Design Competition at RAKERNAS IV IMTI Indonesia at Serang Raya University on behalf of: Muhammad Rais Mahfuzhkhair (Industrial Engineering).
On this occasion, there was also a speech from the Head of the Haji Education Foundation, Agus Salim, Mr. Drs. H.M. Erwin Siregar MBA at the online graduation said congratulations to Medan Area University students who graduated today, I hope Medan Area University will progress and become the best private university, especially in North Sumatra, thanks to the Governor of North Sumatra, Mr. Edy Rahmayadi for his attention.
As for the remarks from the Governor of North Sumatra, Mr. Edy Rahmayadi at the online graduation, he hoped that the alumni of the Medan Area University who were inaugurated today will become innovative, personable, and independent intellectuals and can contribute to the development and progress of the province of North Sumatra.
Head of LLDIKTI Region I Prof. Dr. Dian Armanto M.Pd., MA., M.Sc., Ph.d. In the online graduation speech, he said congratulations to the online graduation of the Medan Area University bachelor and master program period I in 2020, in the situation of the Covid 19 pandemic, it is not permissible to crowd or hold graduation properly. This time with a very short meeting at each college that this online graduation is legal or can be done in accordance with statutory regulations, I feel proud of the Medan Area University, the students are still enthusiastic even though during the Covid 19 pandemic, hopefully, we are all in good health, and I am also proud Medan Area University has opened a Doctor program and is the only private university to open a doctoral program in North Sumatra and has opened this year, "said Prof. Dian.
On the sidelines of the online graduation, the Chancellor accompanied by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs gives awards to outstanding students by the University of Medan Area. Hopefully, there will be more achievements achieved by Medan Area University students.
Furthermore, the remarks from outstanding alumni at the online uma graduation said congratulations to the graduates of Medan Area University who today have graduated online for the first period of 2020. Hopefully, the knowledge gained can be effective and useful for the country and the nation, "said the outstanding alumni.
As for the remarks from the parents/guardians that were conveyed at the online graduation, congratulating the Medan area university students who have graduated today, we as parents are very happy and happy that our child has successfully graduated. Graduation this time is not the end, but it is the beginning of a struggle in educating and struggling, your future is in your hands. Achieve your dreams in a bright future that you will face, continue to be a better person, and remain the pride of mothers and fathers, "said the parents' welcome.
Hopefully, this online graduation will be a good momentum to achieve success in the future. Hopefully, this success will be a great start and extraordinary enthusiasm so as to be able to improve your achievements, and in the end be able to make you part of the Indonesian society who has a personality, is innovative and independent, and is able to play an active role in development in Indonesia.
Watch the online Graduation process for the 2020 Medan Area University Bachelors and Masters Programs on Youtube Chanel, Medan Area University.