The Economic Education department in the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) Universitas Muhammadiyah Palangkaraya (UMPR) officially received excellent accreditation status. The information was stated on the Decree of Education Independent Accreditation Institute (LAMDIK) of No. 576/SK/LAMDIK/Ak/S/XI/2022 to 7 November 2027.
This achievement of Economic Education completed the achievement of 2 other departments that previously had received excellent accreditation, the Bachelor program of State Administration and the Master program of Public Administration. The Head of Economic Education, M. Jailani, M.Pd appreciated all academic civitas of UMPR, especially the Economic Education for the support, hard work, and collaboration in the accreditation process. “This excellent accreditation will be a trigger for the Economic Education study program to keep improving the good governance of study programs on an international scale. It will be an excellent study program in learning technology with internalizing Islam and Muhammadiyah values,” he said.
The Dean of FKIP, Hendri, M.Pd mentioned that the Economic Education study program has various prominent aspects that should be developed, including producing qualified human resources in education, entrepreneurship, and accounting. In addition, it has varied excellent and standardized facilities in technology.
Hendri, M.Pd added that the achievement was expected to eliminate people’s doubts about choosing the UMPR Economic Education Study Program as a place for their children’s further studies. Not only the scientific development of Economics Education, but the development of the spirit of Islam and Muhammadiyah studies for our students also become our concern,” he continued.
The UMPR Chancellor, Dr. Sonedi, M.Pd explained that this achievement could not be separated from solid teamwork since early 2022. Since then, various documents were prepared as completely as possible. “Furthermore, our attempts include integrating the vision and mission of the study programs according to the Independent Learning Independent Campus (MBKM), collecting data on research activities, community service, and many others,” Dr. Sonedi, M.Pd explained.
Therefore, he expressed his gratitude for the support of all parties, especially the Lecturers, Employees, Students, and Alumni, who have supported the team from the beginning of the process of proposing accreditation forms to obtaining Excellent accreditation. The students and alumni of Economics Education also expressed their gratitude and pride for the success of their department. According to him, this achievement is an acknowledgment that the learning process in the Economics Education Study Program is getting better and has met the standards.
“It means that what has been done by FKIP, especially the Economics Education Study Program so far, is serious and has accommodated the needs of the working world. Our Economics Education alumni already have adequate competence to solve economic problems. That is what makes us happy,” said one of the FKIP Economics Education students. As known, the Economics Education Study Program received Excellent Accreditation. In the field assessment, LAMDIK sent two assessors who were very competent in their fields, namely Prof. Sucihatiningsih Dian Wisika Prajanti, M.Si., and Dr. Dewi Kusuma Wardani, M.Sc.