After it was inaugurated, AMN served as a place for national development
The construction of the Nusantara Student Dormitory (AMN) in Surabaya, East Java, which began in September 2021, was completed in May 2022 and was inaugurated by Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), on Tuesday (29/11) yesterday.
President Jokowi said AMN was a forum for uniting students from various ethnic groups, languages, cultures and religions who came from various regions in Indonesia and from various universities. It started with a proposal by 61 Papuan figures who came to the Palace. This proposal was made because so far there has been frequent friction between student dormitories.
The development of AMN refers to Presidential Regulation (Perpres) Number 106 of 2021 with the aim of being a forum for coaching to strengthen unity and integrity for the younger generation at the tertiary level.
“Because of the many incidents of friction between students and this, if we look at almost all provinces, especially in educational cities, it is always that each province has its own hostel,” said Jokowi.
Jokowi welcomed the existence of the AMN to maintain ethnic and religious diversity in the country. According to him, AMN will be a vessel in maintaining the nation ‘s diversity .
Meanwhile, in his report, the Head of the State Intelligence Agency, Budi Gunawan, explained that currently AMN is also inhabited by a number of native Papuan students. “The number of OAP students at AMN Surabaya is 165 with the proportion of 120 men (72.72%) and 45 women (27.27%),” explained the Head of BIN.
The head of BIN hopes that President Jokowi can become foster parents for students at the Nusantara Student Dormitory (AMN) in Surabaya.
“They really hope that you will be willing to be their foster parent,” said Budi Gunawan as broadcast on his YouTube account Setpres .
Budi Gunawan also hopes that this AMN will become a model for a house of diversity in building Pancasila values and the basis of the 1945 Constitution.
“In accordance with the direction of the President, the goal of AMN development is to become a model home for diversity , a common home for the archipelago, for students of the nation’s younger generation. By carrying out the values of Pancasila and Bhinneka Tunggal Ika,” said the head of BIN.
The inauguration ceremony of AMN Surabaya was also attended by Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Education, Culture, Research and Technology Nadiem Makarim, Minister of Religion Yaqut Cholil Qoumas , Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Sakti Wahyu Trenggono , and Deputy Governor of East Java Emil Dardak.
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