In the 2023 New Student Admission, Student Association of English Education Department (SAEED), STKIP Muhammadiyah Barru held an English Speech Competition for high school students in Barru at the K.H Ahmad Dahlan Hall of STKIP Muhammadiyah Barru, Wednesday (15/03).
The English Speech Competition was attended by four high school representatives in Barru, which was attended and officially opened by the Head of STKIP Muhammadiyah Barru, Dr. A. Fiptar Abdi Alam, M.Si. Also presented on this event among others the Head of English Education Study Program, Usman, S.Pd., M.Pd., Ph.D; the Head of Guidance and Counseling Study Program, Drs. H. Abd. Kahar Yunus, M.Pd; the Head of SAEED, Apriyawanto, and several invited guests from the other organizations. In his remarks, A. Fiptar hoped that the competition could be a medium to introduce STKIP Muh Barru campus to the high school students. “Hopefully, with this competition, all (high school) students can be interested in joining us on this campus. For the participants who participate in the competition, if they intend to register, insya Allah, I will provide scholarships for tuition fees until they graduate,” he added.
Usman also mentioned the English Competition was expected to motivate students in Barru to improve their language competence. It is a big achievement for SAEED, which before a year of establishment, it has been able to organize competitions involving high school students. Ismail Suardi Wekke positively responded to the competition as an effort to strengthen the network. As is known, STKIP Muhammadiyah Barru joined the Indonesian Universities Consortium on Socio-Religious Studies (IUCSRS) network of universities. “Strengthening and mastering English is a necessity. Even today, language is a science that develops fast,” concluded Ismail Suardi Wekke, IUCSRS Program Coordinator.