The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for cooperative utilization of shared resources between Telkom and Open University. The signing was attended by Telkom’s Executive General Manager of the Enterprise Services Division, Siti Choiriana and Open University’s Rector, Prof. Ir. Tian Belawati, M.Ed., Ph.D., witnessed by the Minister of Communication and Information, Rudiantara (third from left). Sultan Kasepuhan Cirebon Gusti Sepuh XIV Pangeran Raja Adipati Arief Natadiningrat (second from left), Director of Enterprise & Business Service Telkom Muhammad Awaluddin (second from right), and Director Dwi Guna Cipta Nusantara Yoga Pudijanto (far right)
Telkom Supports The Center of Services for Open University (SALUT) To Accelerate Education in Indonesia
MARCH 05, 2015
PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Indonesia Tbk (Telkom) is undoubtedly conceived as one of Indonesia's State Owned Enterprise (SOEs) that strongly supports education in Indonesia. Prior to that, Telkom has successfully supported the Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education (KemenristekDikti) by providing network facilities for online registration of SNMPTN and SBMPTN this year. Telkom now further expands its commitment by signing an MoU to cooperatively utilize its shared resources with Indonesia’s Open University. The signing of the MoU was between Telkom’s Executive General Manager for Enterprise Service Division, Siti Choiriana and the Rector of Open University, Prof. Ir. Tian Belawati, M.Ed., Ph.D, while being witnessed by the Telkom’s Director of Enterprise & Business Service Muhammad Awaluddin. As one of the implementations of the MoU can be seen in the opening of Service Centers at the Open University (SALUT), which was inaugurated by M. Nasir (MenristekDikti) and Rudiantara (Menkominfo). This is in line with the long distance learning program (PJJ) being promoted by the government. Information Technology & Communications will be the basis of the long distance learning program, in which both Telkom and the Open University have agreed to join forces to facilitate development, as this learning system itself is relatively new in Indonesia. Through this partnership, Telkom hopes that the Open University & Long Distance Learning (PTTJJ) will gain access to current technology as well as produce high quality for the distance learning education base implementing Information & Communication Technology. "Telkom is prepared to facilitate PTTJJ by providing educational systems based on the latest Information Technology & Communication failities. We want to produce a technologically advanced work force with a strong mindset to innovate and are able to compete within the international free-market," said Telkom’s Director of Enterprise & Business Services, Muhammad Awaluddin in Cirebon this week. Service Centers for Open University (SALUT) are specially facilitated classes with the purpose to support the long distance learning education program for students, alumni, and even the general public. For the first phase, SALUT will begin in Cibinong (Bogor) and Rangkas Bitung (Banten). “Proof of Telkom's commitment in supporting education in Indonesia, through Telkom’s subsidiary company Duta Graha Sarana (GSD) in collaboration with Open University will develop more campuses that provide Open University Service Centers (SALUT), throughout Indonesia. With the presence of Telkom through better connectivity, the range of ICT services, it is expected to accelerate education in Indonesia,” added Awaluddin.