Nearly 2,000 students of Pelita Harapan University (UPH) will have graduated in three separate ceremonies at its Karawaci campus in Tangerang, Banten, by June 17, the private education institution said in an official statement received by the Jakarta Globe on Tuesday (06/06). (Photo courtesy of Pelita Harapan University)

Pelita Harapan University Produces 'Agents of Change'

BY :JAKARTA GLOBE

JUNE 08, 2017

Jakarta. Nearly 2,000 students of Pelita Harapan University, or UPH, will have graduated in three separate ceremonies at its Karawaci campus in Tangerang, Banten, by June 17, the private education institution said in an official statement received by the Jakarta Globe on Tuesday (06/06).

May 31 saw the graduation of 203 Teachers College and International Teachers College students. This was followed by the graduation of a further 838 from the psychology, law, nursing, science and technology, and social and political sciences faculties on June 3.

Another 867 students from the university's remaining faculties will have their graduation ceremony on June 17.

The theme of this year's graduation is "Reach Further," which serves to encourage UPH graduates to strive for more success and to become agents of change.

UPH rector Jonathan L. Parapak said in his speech on June 3 that the graduates are expected to bring hope to a crisis-ridden country.

"We are facing challenges and rapid changes. The world is hit by moral and environmental crises, riots and hostilities, while technology is advancing rapidly. Our graduates will hopefully become 'agents of change,' bringing a light of hope," he said.

"Our nation longs for leaders with strong character, integrity, as well as intelligence to tackle the challenges. We are sending our graduates to bring about changes that the nation awaits," he added.

The rector also took the opportunity to talk about UPH's contribution to education. The university has already produced 1,500 teachers, who are now employed at 53 Pelita Harapan Education Foundation (YPPH) schools.

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