Wednesday, 30 March 2016, preparational briefing for the second of 42nd batch of community service program for student in the academic year 2015/2016 was held in the main auditorium. The theme for this batch program is “Through the community service, students and community learn together to arrange the environment and to support the successful implementation of a food self-support in Maluku”. The number of participants of the program is 1558 students. The briefing was opened by the vice rector for academic affairs Dr. Riadh Uluputty, MP, and it is scheduled to be carried out for two days.
the participants of the briefing (above)
The vice rector in his opening speech informed the participants that through the theme of the program, the students are demanded to provide enlightenment to community regarding the clean and arranged environment based on the theme chosen.
In the area of food self-support which is a national program, as a part of a strategic plans of the government in the agriculture field that is aimed to provide the stability of food supply towards a better living condition for community. In Maluku, this program prioritizes the areas of staple foods such as sago, vegetables, and tubers. These kinds of staple foods must be maintained and widely endorsed through the research programs by lecturers and students.
In closing his speech, the vice rector for academic affairs firmly stated that students should give attention towards and finished the briefing program. Therefore, they would be well prepared when they arrive at the community service program locations. In addition, students should maintain a well-manner behavior and keep save in order to uphold the integrity of the university.
the vice rector for academic affairs (right)
In the report from the head of the community program batch Ir. Chris W. Patty, MP explained that the aim of the preparational briefing of the community service program is to unified perception and to provide the students to contribute qualified knowledge, ideas, intentions and efforts according to the mastered theories that have been learned within the areas of study.
In addition, the community service office of the university has also build a cooperation with the Ministry of General Infrastructure Works. The realization of the cooperation is to arrange clean rural community areas in Ambon city. The initial analysis towards the cooperation program has been carried out in Ambon city rural areas such as Benteng, Wainitu, Rijali, Batugajah and Batumerah. There is also a cooperation program with the National Supervisory Board for Drugs and Food of Maluku Province. The cooperation will proceed with a community briefing regarding the use and consumption of drugs and food in several villages within the central Maluku and Western Seram districts. All activities of the community service program will be carried out within two months period, from 4 April – 4 June 2016.
The head of the community service for the second batch of 2016 program informed also that there would be a community works held in cooperation with Ambon City government to clean the surroundings of Ambon city coastal areas, in Poka beach and Marthafons peninsula. The event is planned to be held on 8 April 2016.