TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education Mohamad Nasir reminded the students throughout Indonesia not to engage in practical political activities on campus.
“Politics is outside the campus. If they want to do politics, please leave the campus. The campus must be free from political practice activities,” Nasir said, at the State University of Malang (UM), Monday, September 17.
His party is not reluctant to give strict sanctions to state universities (PTN) that are proven to have practiced practical political activities on campus. For the private universities (PTS), the reprimands will be given through Private Higher Education Coordination (Kopertis).
Nasir stated that for the students who want to protest against policies that are deemed inappropriate, they are expected to be able to think more clearly in seeing a problem.
According to him, the students must participate in thinking about the problems faced by the country, as well as helping in finding solutions.
“Students have to think more clearly, I'm happy that students think about nationality. But, don't let the students be ridden by political interests,” Nasir said.