Number of COVID-19 Cases Declined, FISIP Starts Face to Face Lectures

The Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Universitas Brawijaya (FISIP UB) started the first face-to-face lecture with a hybrid system. This face-to-face lecture is the first since the COVID-19 pandemic hits.

This face-to-face lecture with a hybrid system started last Monday (28/3/2022). The Dean of FISIP UB, Dr Sholih Muadi SH M.Si said that this face-to-face lecture is the first step to enter campus.

“Currently, it is still limited, not 100 percent. Furthermore, it will be observed with a quota of 50 percent or 75 percent considering the COVID-19 condition in Malang,” he told Public Relations of FISIP, Wednesday (30/3/2022).

However, Dr Sholih Muadi admits that not too many students have attended face-to-face lectures. This is possible because students are still doubtful and worried that face-to-face lectures will be postponed again, as happened at the beginning of the even semester of this year.

“This could be the reason that offline is still a bit. But that doesn’t mean that there won’t be an increase in the future, because after all, the results of offline lectures will be better than online,” said the lecturer in Political Science.

“Because with offline lectures there will be a discussion process with lecturers, discussions with friends that you never get during online lectures,” continued Dr Sholih Muadi.

Although there are still not many offline lectures, the Dean of FISIP UB asserts that he will not force students to come to attend since the Covid-19 pandemic situation has not ended.

“At this time, the Vice Dean for academics is trying to make more face-to-face lectures. But of course, you have to adjust to the COVID-19 conditions, especially which happened in Malang City,” concluded Sholih.

The implementation of face-to-face lectures with a hybrid system is in accordance with UB Rector’s Circular Letter dated on February 25, 2022. In the Letter, it is stated that the offline Teaching and Learning Process (PBM) can be held in stages after the Mid-Semester Examination. In this letter, it is also stated that if the number of COVID-19 increases again in Malang City, lectures will resume online. (Humas FISIP/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)