Universitas Pendidikan Muhammadiyah (Unimuda) Sorong officially established UNIMUDA English Center (UEC) in local campus, Tuesday (15/06). This English institute establishment aimed to elevate the English proficiency of the students and Papuan community.
In his remarks, the Rector of Universitas Pendidikan Muhammadiyah Sorong, Dr Rustamadji MSi, explained only a small number of Indonesian workers have jobs overseas because of the lack of English understanding and proficiency, so workers were transferred very limited. The UNIMUDA English Center’s existence could provide opportunities to have jobs abroad.
Rustamadji added that the minimum phenomenon of Indonesian employees transferring abroad is the English mastering level. “Therefore, today, we can start to learn English, opening the opportunity to run the world, starting from learning English in UEC to mastering English,” he said, as reported on the official UNIMUDA site.
Meanwhile, the Head of the Institute for Higher Education Institutions Service (LLDIKTI) Regional XIV, Dr Suriel S Mofu, SPd, MEd, TEFL, MPhil, appreciated the institute’s establishment to learn English centre to support English comprehension in both formal and informal starting officially in Unimuda Sorong.
“Again, Unimuda Sorong creates a new history because I have never heard of other higher education institutions, except UNIPA, which has had an English Center for a very long time. However, I think it is the first stepping stone that has been established in the private institution, which is Universitas Pendidikan Muhammadiyah Sorong. So I congratulated the Rector, Vice-Rector, and all civitas academia in Universitas Pendidikan Muhammadiyah Sorong which has taken this progressive step to establish UNIMUDA English Center here,” the Head of LLDIKTI Regional XIV, Dr Surieel S Mofu said.