The Islamic Elementary School Teacher Education (PGMI) study program of Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Barat established an international cooperation with Jabatan Kecemerlangan Akademik (JKA) and Jabatan Ilmu Pendidikan (JIP) Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Raja Melewar Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia (IPGKRM) on Saturday, March 11, 2023 in B Hall, Prof. Dr. Ahmad Syafii Maarif, MA Convention Hall.
The scope of this collaboration is to produce creative children’s book, where the authors of the book come from both institutions, consisting of 5 lecturers and 4 PGMI students along with JKA and JIP pensyarah (lecturers) and students of Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Raja Melewar (IPGKRM), Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. The collaboration was facilitated directly by the Institute for Cooperation and International Affairs (LKUI) UM Sumatera Barat.
In addition to establishing cooperation in the book production, on the same day, a workshop for children’s creative work books was also held which presented 19 IPGKRM lecturers and students, including Pn. Hjh. Zaharilah binti Hj Abdul Kadir as the organizer/editor of IPGKRM’s children’s creative work book; Pn. Noazima binti Wahab as the Chairperson of the IPGKRM Education Science Department. On the other hand, from UM Sumatera Barat, Khairiyah, S.IP, M.H.I was represented as LKUI Secretary; Isral Naska, MA as LKUI Coordinator and Dr. Firdaus as Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Religion. Dini Susanti, M.Pd as Head of PGMI Study Program was accompanied by several PGMI Lecturers, including Vini Wela Septiana M.Pd, Yulia Septi Wahyuni M.Pd, Sekar Harum Pratiwi M.Pd, Ridania M.Pd and Jepri Naldi M.Pd. Moreover, students and employees in the Islamic Studies Faculty were also presented.
The workshop and cooperation event was organized with a series of ceremonies and remarks from the Dean and the Coordinator of Overseas Cooperation then continued with the signing of the cooperation documents between the two parties and continued with the poetry performance by lecturers and students from PGMI UM Sumatera Barat and JIP. It ended with a photo group session.