The national antigraft agency seeks to introduce anticorruption curricula to educational institutions, its deputy chairwoman said in a seminar at Atma Jaya University in Yogyakarta on Monday (27/02). (Antara Photo/Fanny Octavianus)
KPK Wants to Cooperate With Universities, Introduce Anti-Corruption Curricula
BY : L GORA KUNJANA
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
Jakarta. The national antigraft agency seeks to introduce anticorruption curricula to educational institutions, its deputy chairwoman said in a seminar at Atma Jaya University in Yogyakarta on Monday (27/02).
Universities play a strategic role in eradicating corruption by educating students to fight against it and by preventing it at their own campuses — in student admission, budget management, faculty appointment and exams, Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairwoman Basaria Panjaitan said during the seminar.
"We need to have anti-corruption curricula or extracurricular programs at the campuses," she said.
Basria added that based on the KPK's research in Yogyakarta, in 2015, only 4 percent of children had been taught by their parents about the importance of being earnest. These lacks in upbringing should be addressed by the educational institutions to reinforce the students' integrity, she said.
Atma Jaya University lecturer from the Faculty of Law, Anny Retnowati, said that all stakeholders, including students, have a role to play by reporting all incidents of corruption.
"Such actions are protected by the law," she said.
Another speaker, law lecturer Zaenur Rochman of Gadjah Mada University, said that corruption in Indonesia is an after-effect of feudalism, which requires people to pay tribute to the rulers in exchange for security.
"As integrity is closely related to character, universities should teach their students to be honest," he said.
The seminar was held to strengthen the KPK's efforts in preventing corruption through education.