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Rector of the University of Cenderawasih Jayapura Dr. Onesimus Sahuleka - Jubi

Rector of the University of Cenderawasih Jayapura Dr. Onesimus Sahuleka – Jubi

Jayapura, Jubi – Rector of the University of Cenderawasih Jayapura Dr. Onesimus Sahuleka said classes on the campus would be suspended until security could be restored.

“However, as the rector, I am sure that this situation would be safe and in order. I also guarantee that my colleagues would perform their duty properly. What they have done is for the solidarity as well as for their safety as lecturers,” he said on Tuesday (31/5/2016).

He also declared that all lecturers of the university actually have the high willingness and commitment to teaching, but then 628 lecturers and 321 administration staffs finally decided to do a strike following the violence towards some lecturers by some students during the demonstration.

“There is disappointment among lecturers due to the incident yesterday. In fact, I said they have willingness and commitment for teaching and lecturing the students,” said Dr. Onesimus Sahuleka at the University of Cenderawasih Auditorium to reporter on last weekend. According to him, he always said to the students to not barring the campus that harm their selves at the end.

“Do not often ban the campus. Lectures have willingness to educate all students at this university,” he said. He further said this solidarity movement by lectures was following the beating incident towards some lecturers as well as stone throwing over a lecture of the Faculty of Teaching and Pedagogy who should take the medical treatment in Bandung because his eye injury couldn’t be handled in Papua.

“It’s unbelievable! They did it to their own father,” said Sahuleka.

Regarding to the guard by the Police, he said the Campus Authority does not sign the MoU with Papua Police but they agreed to secure the situation in this campus ahead to SBMPTN (Student Selection) on Tuesday (31/5/2016).

“Therefore we asked the Police to guard the situation until 3 June 2016,” he said.

When asked about the request of protesters about local selection for students, he asserted that he often repeated to the protesters that the University of Cenderawasih would always put the indigenous Papuan students as priority. “Furthermore in this local selection, we certainly prioritize the indigenous Papuan students, and I have proved it in 2015. How could they exaggerate it and turn it to be like this. Papuan students to get the University of Cenderawasih is my priority,” he said.

Meanwhile the Third Rector Assistant Martinus Salosa said the threat on SBMPTN is the national threat since it is the national activity.

“Their request to extend the SBMPTN registration refers to what rule? It couldn’t, because it’s already closed there (at national level). But take it easy, there is a local test. That’s our authority,” he said.

Since 23 to 27 May 2016, dozens of student from SM3P (Student Solidarity for Papua Education) of the University of Cenderawasih held the demonstration at the University of Cenderawasih Auditorium in Jayapura City. They urged the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education to prioritize the indigenous Papuans in the registration of new students for the period of 2016/2017.

Samuel Wamsiwor in his oration said the Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education and the University of Cenderawasih to immediately change the registration method of SMNPTN and SBMPTN, because not all students mastering the information and communication technology while both SMNPTN and SBMPTN should be accessed online.

“Our friends at the remote and coastal areas in Papua do not know how to use the online registration. It is difficult to access the internet for them at the remote area,” he said. (Abeth You/rom)

 

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Jayapura indigenous school pays attention to children’s rights

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Children in the Indigenous School learn how to carve. – Jubi / Engel Wally

Sentani, Jubi – Director of Indigenous School of Jayapura District Origen Monim stated that he would pay attention to the rights of children studying at his school as it stands in an area declared as a child-friendly village.

“We have a guide about what indicator of a child-friendly village is, which was given by the Head of the Women Empowerment and Child Protection Office. So it would be our concern,” said Monim in Sentani on Tuesday (09/11/2018).

He further explained that the indigenous school runs their activities every day, from 14:00 to 16:30 Papua time, and a speedboat provided to pick up students to school.

“So far we operate independently. In the future, we would also try to provide snacks or additional food for children in Khandei class, namely for those aged 8-13 years,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the Head of Women Empowerment and Child Protection Office of Jayapura District, Maria Bano confirmed on the guide of the child-friendly village that already implemented in the Indigenous School of Jayapura District.

“Children from formal school continue their learning activities there, in the indigenous school, which encourage children playing and having fun with their friends. Because at their age, children need to observe their environment and people around them,” said Bano. (*)

 

Reporter: Engel Wally

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Police accused of violating higher education law following students’ arrest

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USTJ students held a protest to refuse the police entering the campus. -Jubi / Benny Mawel

Jayapura, Jubi – Assistant Rector III of the University of Science and Technology Jayapura (USTJ) Isak Rumbarar regrets the arrest of his students by Jayapura municipal police on 4 September 2018 in their campus.

He said 34 students were arrested at around 11:00 in the morning to the police station and interrogated there throughout the night. The police then released them on Wednesday morning (5/09/2018)

As the assistant rector for student affairs, I regret it. I was late to the campus. They already took the students when I have arrived,” he told Jubi in the campus on Wednesday (05/09/2018).

Furthermore, according to him, the police must consult with the campus authority before arresting the students because they hold a protest on the campus area only.

Meanwhile, the President of USTJ Student Malvin Yobe said the Police made a mistake by entering the campus without any notice to the campus authority.

The police made a mistake to enter the campus and arrested students. In this case, they violated the Law number 12 of 2012 concerning to higher education. They must give written notification to the campus authority to arrest. We are disappointed because it ’s wrong,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Benny Mawel

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Non-Papuans dominate IPDN recruitment in Papua

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Illustration of IPDN Students in Papua. – Jubi / Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – The selection process of IPDN students in Papua Province for intake 2018/2019 is considered discrimination against indigenous Papuans due to the domination of non-Papuans. It’s definitely against the Special Autonomy Law of Papua.

A humanitarian activist Natalius Pigai said this is discrimination. “Only four out of seventy cadets are Papuans. It means 90% of new IPDN students are non-natives. I am offended, and for this, I completely criticise Jokowi and the Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo,” Pigai told Jubi by phone on Saturday,(08/31/2018).

According to Pigai, who was the former member of the National Human Rights Commission, a distribution of power to accommodate the children of a nation as the agents of change is a strength of this country. It would grow their sense of belonging towards this country.

Separately, Marinus Yaung, a lecturer on International Relations of the University of Cenderawasih, maintained he doubts the competence of IPDN graduates compared to his students from the variety of department of studies including Government Science, Administration Science, State Administration, Anthropology, Social Welfare and International Relations.

According to him, the alumni of the University of Cenderawasih have been shown more qualified and ready to work in all districts in Papua Province rather than the IPDN alumni.

“Our alumni are better and highly competent of serving in the bureaucracy as echelon III or IV in the district government,” said Yaung. (*)

 

Reporter: Abeth You

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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