Non-cash Payments Campaign & Opening of Food Court at Unpatti

On the 28th of April 2015, the secretary of Maluku Province Goverment, Mrs. Ros Far Far had officially open the implementation of National Movement for non-cash payment in Maluku Province. The official opening was held in two locations, the first one was at Ferry Port in Galala and at the newly opened Food Court of Universitas Pattimura. This campaign was aimed to increase the use of electronic money and increase of non-cash payment systems.

The official opening in Maluku is an continuation of the National Campaign for the use of electronic payments which was initiated by Bank Indonesia on 14 August 2014. Through this campaign, the branch office of Bank Indonesia in Maluku aims to endorse people in Maluku Province to increase the usage of electronic money and electronic payment systems in their financial transactions. It wants to promote the advantages of using non-cash payment which offers more transparency in financial transactions which would help prevent and identify financial crimes.

In general, the banking sector in Maluku is ready to enter electronic financial and payment systems, as it is shown by the availability of ATMs in Maluku have been equipped with top-up facility for electronic cards. Furthermore, there are several shops and restaurant in Ambon City which have used Electronic Data Capture (EDC) to serve payments using electronic payment cards.

Through the campaign of the use of electronic money and electronic payments, it was hoped that the existing conventional (cash) payments and financial transactions could be changed to electronic systems. The final aim of the campaign is to establish a Less Cash Society (LCS) with three main programs, consumer education and protection, electronic payments from government and public, and the development of payment sectors.

[Ambon, 28 April 2015 – Kantor Perwakilan Bank Indonesia, Provinsi Maluku  – Wuryanto, Kepala Perwakilan]


Proposal Writing Training at Unpatti


Students of a university are potential candidates to become agents of changes in the development of their countries. In this context, these students are needed to keep on innovating in order to create changes that can bring advantages to community. Therefore, in order to improve the ability of students in their creativity thinking, Universitas Pattimura through the Students Affairs had carried out a training for the purpose of Students Creativity Program – Program Kreativitas Mahasiswa. The aim of the training is to increase the capability of students in writing proposal draft, also to open better communication between students and lecturers. This will help students to think beyond theoretical things in their class. The training program was carried out on 23 – 24 March 2015. The speakers for the training were Dr. Toetik Koesbardiati who has competency in social sector skills and Dr. Eduardus Bimo Aksonoh who has competency in field of Science and Technology.

The program was started on 10:00 AM WIT. It was officially opened by the Vice Rector for Students Affairs, Drs. Adriani Bandjar, M.Sc. In His opening speech, Mr. Bandjar stated “The training for student’s proposal writing and the training for creativity improvement are efforts to improve the thinking process of students”. Furthermore, he hoped that by participating in the training, students would be helped in facing writing process, especially in thesis writing and other scientific publications in the future.

He also added that the quality of an higher education institution can be measured by a factor which is its performance in providing good quality academic writings by students and lecturers. The researches by lecturers are not limited only in laboratory but must be published and optimized through writings in the form of qualified scientific articles. He stated also that lecturer and students are endorsed to carried out researches together.

In closing his speech, Mr. Bandjar stated “writing is an important skill, more writing can be done only by doing more reading, therefore he advices that students and lecturers should visit library regularly (Humas Unpatti).