ceremony for six students who participated in the 9th Batch of SEA-Teacher was
held on 4 February 2020 at UPI University Centre 3rd floor Meeting Room.
The ceremony opened by welcoming remarks from Ahmad Bukhori Muslim, Ph.D.
as The Head of Office of International Education and Relations (OIER) “This
year SEA-Teacher is special than the previous one. We used to send our students
to Southeast Asian countries only, but now we expand the program to Japan.
Therefore, starting from this batch, we are going to send two students to
SEA-Teacher Project or commonly known as Pre-Service Student Teacher
Exchange is a program that aims to provide opportunities for students from universities
in Southeast Asia. This program aims to give practical experience teaching in
schools in other countries in Southeast Asia.
UPI sends two batches of SEA-Teacher per year. There are in total of 6
students participating in the first batch that will be sent to three countries;
Thailand, Philippines, and Japan. For this year batch, UPI sends five students
from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science Education (FMIPA) and one
student from the Faculty of Educational Sciences (FIP), namely: Alifia Nuzul
Pramadhany (University of Tsukuba Japan), Echa Nurlaeli Naufal (University of
Tsukuba Japan), Azahra Hana Fadila Bastamman (Central Luzon State University
Philippines), Siti Kurnia Nurjannah (Central Luzon State University
Philippines), Vianni Ismi Kania (Khon Kaen University Thailand), and Anisa
Safitri (Khon Kaen University Thailand). They will participate in one month
program, starting from 6 February to 5 March 2020.
Siti Fatimah, S.Pd., M.Si., PhD the Dean of the
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science Education opened the event by giving
a speech on the importance of being adaptable to a new place for the
participants when they arrive in their destination countries. “Wherever we are,
we must be able to adapt to the environment, know the things of local habits
there to equip us to blend in with the locals.”
Dr. Rudi Susilana, M.Si, Vice Dean of Academic
Affairs of Faculty of Educational Sciences also adds on being representative of
Indonesian and giving best work performance, “All participants present today
are representatives from UPI, mainly representatives from Indonesia. We hope
that everyone will show good performance and A+ quality. It is also possible
for you to promote Indonesian cultures as well, by promoting our cultures and
Dr. Heny Djoehaeni, S.Pd., M.Si. gave the last
remark from the Early Childhood Education Program “Remember that one month is a
quite short period. We hope that besides teaching, the participants will also
participate in insight development. Such as being involved in teacher
workshops, presenting lesson plans to enrich experiences for the participants.”
The ceremony officially ended with photo sessions with all participants. (Ghina Aulia Saffanah)