Muhammadiyah University’s student neighborhood is primarily native Papuans

Jayapura, Papua – The Papua Muhammadiyah University (UMP) in Jayapura has actually shown its strong commitment to adding to the enhancement of Papua Province’s human capital, as nearly 90 percent of its registered students are native Papuans.

” This reality is a matter of pride in the midst of our pluralistic society,” UMP’s Deputy Rector for Academic Affairs, Indah Sulistiani, informed ANTARA in Jayapura, the capital of Papua Province, on Monday.

Papua’s higher education is expected to keep making a significant leap forward owing to support from various social components at big, Sulistiani said.

The UMP, among the universities owned by Indonesia’s second-biggest Muslim-based company Muhammadiyah, has made a steadfast dedication to consistently providing good-quality education in Papua.

In accomplishing its noble goals through education, research study, and social work, the UMP continues to work with numerous elements in the society at large.

” We also adapt our curriculum to points in the government’s vision and mission in our endeavors to improve the quality of UMP’s mentor and knowing activities,” she mentioned.

ANTARA kept in mind that Papua and West Papua had had a hard time to enhance the quality of their human capital, as their scores in Indonesia’s 2020 Human Advancement Index stayed under the national average recorded at 71.94

According to Data Indonesia (BPS), Papua and West Papua, which received unique autonomy funds worth Rp12699 trillion considering that 2012, had just recently scored 60.44 and 65.09 respectively on the 2020 Person Advancement Index.

Their ratings remained lower than that achieved by Aceh Province that stood at 71.94

Amidst the federal government’s endeavors to improve Papua and West Papua’s human capital, armed Papuan separatist terrorist groups still position security risks to the provinces.

Over the previous couple of years, armed groups have frequently employed hit-and-run strategies versus security workers and mounted acts of terror versus civilians in several districts in Papua, including Intan Jaya, Nduga, and Puncak to instill a sense of worry among people.

The current targets of such acts of terror have actually included building and construction employees, bike taxi (ojek) drivers, teachers, trainees, street food vendors, and even civilian aircraft.

On December 2, 2018, a group of armed Papuan rebels brutally killed 31 employees from PT Istaka Karya engaged in the building and construction of the Trans Papua job in Kali Yigi and Kali Aurak in Yigi Sub-district, Nduga District.

Such acts of violence have actually continued this year. On January 6, 2021, at least 10 armed separatist terrorists vandalized and torched a Mission Kodiak aircraft coming from Mission Air travel Fellowship (MAF) on the Pagamba village airstrip.

On February 8, 2021, a 32- year-old male, recognized by his initials as RNR, was shot at close range in Bilogai Town, Sugapa Sub-district.

In a separate occurrence on February 9, six armed Papuans fatally stabbed a motorbike taxi (ojek) chauffeur. A bike cabby was shot dead by an unidentified shooter in Papua.

On April 8, 2021, several armed Papuan rebels opened fire at a kiosk in Julukoma Town, Beoga Sub-district, Puncak District.

The shooting led to the death of a Beoga public grade school teacher, recognized as Oktovianus Rayo.

After eliminating Rayo, the armed enemies torched 3 classrooms at the Beoga public senior high school.
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