Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta (UMS), for the first time after the Covid-19 pandemic, held a flag-raising ceremony commemorating the 77th Indonesian Independence Day in the Siti Walidah courtyard. The flag raising ceremony conducted offline was attended by the UMS lecturers and educational personnel on Wednesday (17/08).
In his remarks, the Rector of UMS, Prof. Dr. Sofyan Anif, M.Si mentioned that the founding fathers’ struggle was in line with Muhammadiyah’s ideas to spread Islam, and renew the Islamic modern perspective, and way of life that result in the raising of the Islamic community in Indonesia.
“In education, for example, several Muhammadiyah service institutions in education experienced rapid development. Because in the very first establishment, Muhammadiyah had made education the way we fought for. One of the factors that result in the institutional existence in education initiative is because of the inefficiency of educational institutions back then,” Sofyan Anif said.
Moreover, by this educational institution’s existence, it was expected to build strong character in the young generation of the nations, because education is an essential element of the livelihood of the people, especially the younger generation. The rapid development of the era and the sophisticated technology demanded every individual to develop in education.
The Secretary of the Rector, Prof. Dr. Anam Sutopo, S.Pd, M.Hum also mentioned several goals of Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta to be a world-class university and have various national achievements in education. It was a challenge but he believed that the academic atmosphere at UMS will become a world-class campus.