Message from the Minister of Social Affairs to Graduates of Poltekesos Bandung
BANDUNG (26 October 2021) - Today, Poltekesos Bandung graduated 364 students consisting of 18 graduates of the Social Work-Study Program of the Applied Masters Program and 346 graduates of the Social Work-Study Program of the Applied Undergraduate Program. Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini said that graduation is not the end but the beginning of a real challenge.
"This is not the end but this is the beginning for you. We are required to be the best for ourselves and the nation and state. In the future, you are required from a social science perspective to dedicate yourself to our beloved nation," said the Minister of Social Affairs when delivering her speech offline, Tuesday ( 26/10/2021).
The Minister of Social Affairs shared experiences and motivations to encourage graduates who will start working for the nation and state. The hope is that the graduates of Poltekeseos Bandung can become successful people and can provide many benefits for the surrounding areas.
According to the Minister of Social Affairs, Social Science is one of the most difficult sciences to understand.
"Social problems are many and difficult to solve, so therefore, with the knowledge that you have obtained, let's solve the social problems that exist in our country," said the Minister of Social Affairs.
The Minister of Social Affairs invites Poltekesos graduates to understand Revolution 4.0 or 5.0. According to her, this revolution has brought significant changes in various aspects of life, especially about changes in the way people think, live, and patterns of social relations.
"Bandung Poltekesos graduates must be able to solve problems by thinking innovatively and collaborating. Challenges in social welfare development are very complex and dynamic," said the Minister of Social Affairs.
The Minister of Social Affairs gave an example when she asked her staff to be able to create an electronic wheelchair.
"Social Welfare Service Recipients (PPKS) who have severe disabilities cannot be helped with just an ordinary wheelchair, but an electronic wheelchair that is tailored to the needs of each user," said the Minister of Social Affairs.
On the same occasion, the Head of the Educational Research and Social Counseling Agency (BP3S), Hartono Laras said that learning at the Applied Bachelor and Applied Masters levels of Poltekesos Bandung had been directed at the application and development of Social Work technology.
"The ratio of the application of the curriculum is 30 percent theory and 70 percent practice," said Hartono.