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DPR Asks Education Minister to Safeguard UI Rector Election
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:Chair of the Education Commission at the House of Representatives (DPR) Agus Hermanto has asked the Education and Culture Ministry to oversee the selection of the University of Indonesia rector.
The selection of the new rector has been marred by rumors and disputes. In fact, nine deans have already filed a vote of no confidence against the UI rector, Gumilar Rusliwa Somantri.
Agus said that Minister Mohammad Nuh must examine the reasons for the dismissal of seven deans and one head of the post-graduate program shortly before the election. There is speculation within the university that the change was made in order to pave the way for Gumilar to step forward as president again.
"Because this is related to Minister Nuh as well, we’ll ask him to safeguard it," said Agus at the DPR on Tuesday. After the recess, which ends Wednesday, next week, Agus said the Commission would call Minister Nuh to clarify.
According to him, one question is the rector’s reason for replacing the deans. After receiving the minister’s explanation, there is a possibility the commission will call the UI rector. "Later, once the Education Minister has cleared everything up, then we’ll call the rector."
The election for the UI rector will be held in October. Gumilar’s term of office expires on August 14. Prior to the election, the position will be replaced temporarily by an official from the Ministry.
Agus hopes that the academic community will restrain themselves before the elections and asks that the problem be resolved ahead of the elections in a good and fair manner. IRA GUSLINA SUFA