The Mayor of Malang, Drs. H. Sutiaji and Deputy Chair of Commission X DPR RI, Dede Yusuf reviewed the Computer-Based Writing Examination (UTBK) 2021 Joint Selection for State Universities (SBMPTN) at Universitas Brawijaya (UB), Tuesday (12/04/2021). The visit, which was held in the Faculty of Administration building, was accepted by the Rector and UB leaders.
Dede Yusuf appreciates UB policy not to require test participants to bring the results of rapid tests or antigen swabs, but to prioritize health protocols.
“It’s a pity if it turns out that they are indicated to be positive and cannot take the test, because this test determines their fate. I think what Malang City Government has done with UB can be used as an example, “he said.
UB Rector, Prof. Dr. Ir. Nuhfil Hanani AR., MS conveyed that UTBK health protocol in UB is carried out strictly. “Companion may not enter UB, UTBK supervisors have taken a rapid test, we will replace the participant’s masks that do not comply with the standard, and for participants if indicated, they can still take the test, but in isolation room, and will be escorted when they go home,” said the Rector.
The Rector conveyed that the same thing had been done in 2020, where there were no positive cases of Covid-19.
On this occasion, Sutiaji expressed his gratitude because previously the Rector had taken the initiative to ask whether there was a change in policy related to health programs. “We even used our suggestion last year regarding the place where participants’ bags were collected so they would not be put together to reduce transmission. This shows that the health protocol is even more stringent.
According to Sutiaji, UB has contributed very well to Covid-19 awareness. This can be seen from the health protocols that are carried out strictly, both lectures and graduations which are still being conducted online, as well as the initiation of Resilient Village (Kampung Tangguh) which is carried out jointly with Malang City Government. [Irene/ Humas UB/ Trans. Iir]