Mataram, Universitas Mataram – The Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Mataram (FKIP Unram) held a Public Lecture on Strengthening PPG Students in 2022 in the Senate Meeting Room, FKIP Unram on Friday, October 28, 2022.

The Dean of FKIP Unram, Prof. Dr. A. Wahab Jufri, M.Sc. said that teacher professional education is a government program that was launched a long time ago. And the Ministry of Education and Culture has made various efforts and planned a budget to implement programs to develop and improve the quality of education.

“The presence of the Director General and the Director is expected to provide or share lessons and new things for us as PPG managers so that the expected goals can be realized,” said Prof. Wahab.

It was also conveyed that through this public lecture the participants could pay attention to several things to be implemented in a mindset to become professional teachers. The goal is to improve the quality or quality of education specifically in West Nusa Tenggara.

The public lecture was filled by Prof. Dr. Nunuk Suryani, M.Pd. as Acting Director General of GTK (Teachers and Education Personnel) and Temu Ismail, M.Si. as Director of PPG.

Prof. Nunuk on the occasion delivered material related to Education Transformation through the New PPG Model. Where he also explained that the direction of education in Indonesia is to become a Pancasila Student.

“Pancasila students are the embodiment of Indonesian students as lifelong students who have global competence and behave in accordance with Pancasila values,” explained Plt. Director General of GTK.

Furthermore, Temu Ismail, M.Si. mentioned some data related to teachers in positions that have been certified this year amounting to 1,345,191 people and those who have not yet amounted to 1,637,972 people. He said that in mid-December 2022 there will be a knowledge test, so it is hoped that participants can use learning opportunities well so that they do not repeat themselves in both the performance test and the knowledge test.

“For that the pre-service PPG students out of the 311 people who attended, this is your opportunity. To get the opportunity is not easy, it is passed in various ways ranging from administrative selection, you make notes yesterday in the thesis first. After that, substantive tests, numeracy literacy, and interview tests will be announced,” concluded the Director of PPG.