The Dean of Faculty of Agriculture Opens Thematic KKN Group Training Activities on Enggano Island for the Marine Science Study Program in 2024

The Dean of Faculty of Agriculture Opens Thematic KKN Group Training Activities on Enggano Island for the Marine Science Study Program in 2024

Bengkulu, June 6, 2024 – The Marine Science Study Program organized a training activities for the 2024 Thematic Community Service Program (KKNT) group in Enggano Island. The event commenced at 8:00 AM in the meeting room of the Faculty of Agriculture at UNIB and was attended by several faculty and university leaders, including the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Dr. Indra Cahyadinata; the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Prof. Heri Dwi Putranto; and the Vice Dean for Human Resources, Dr. Suharyanto. Also present were the Head of LPMPP UNIB, Dr. Yulian Fauzi, and the Head of P3KKN, Dr. Bustanuddin Lubis.

The event was also attended by the akademia of the Marine Science Study Program, including the Head of the Marine Science Study Program, Ir. Zamdial, M.Si., and the lecturers, among them Ir. Dede Hartono, M.T.; Dr. Deddy Bakhtiar; Dewi Purnama, M.Si.; Maya Angraini Fajar Utami, M.Si.; Ari Anggoro, M.Si.; Dr. Ali Muqsit; Ayub Sugara, M.Si.; Akbar Abdurrahman Mahfudz, M.Sc.; An Nisa Nurul Suci, M.Si.; and Nur Lina Maratana Nabiu, M.Si. Additionally, 20 students from the Marine Science Study Program who will participate in the KKNT activities on Enggano Island were present at the event.

The event was opened by Natasya Anggia Sha Fauzi as the MC, followed by the singing of the Indonesian national anthem and a prayer led by Fikro Habibullah. The first speech was delivered by the Head of the Marine Science Study Program, Ir. Zamdial, M.Si., explained the benefits of implementing the independent Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka (MBKM) program, specifically implementing Thematic Community Service on Enggano Island. He emphasized that this activity enhances competence through off-campus learning while continuing the program’s initiatives in Kahyapu and Kaana villages as the program’s fostered villages. He also reminded the students to make the most of this opportunity, as it is facilitated through a grant from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemendikbudristekdikti) under the Higher Education Curriculum and Learning Development Assistance (AKPT) program supporting the kampus Merdeka program in 2024.

In his speech, Dr. Yulian Fauzi, Head of LPMPP UNIB, congratulated the Marine Science Study Program for securing the AKPT program grant. He explained that this program, launched in 2020, has greatly benefited various study programs at the University of Bengkulu. Dr. Yulian also stressed the importance of designing credit recognition for independent MBKM activities with a minimum equivalent of 10 to 20 credits and measuring the activity hours achieved in each independent MBKM activity. The AKPT program is expected to contribute to achieving the key performance indicators (IKU) for the institution, the faculty, and especially the marine science study program.

In his speech, the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Dr. Indra Cahyadinata, expressed high appreciation for the Marine Science Study Program’s achievement in obtaining the AKPT program grant. He hoped this program could be implemented optimally and increase student participation in independently conducted MBKM activities. Dr. Indra also hoped that the briefing event for the thematic KKNT opened today would run smoothly and encourage the optimal and measurable implementation of KKNT on Enggano Island. At the end of his speech, the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture officially opened the training event for the 2024 Enggano Island KKNT group.

The event concluded with a group photo session at 10:00 AM, marking the beginning of a series of activities over the next few days. This briefing event is expected to provide sufficient preparation for KKNT student participants in implementing the planned programs and to make a positive contribution to the community on Enggano Island.