Board of Trustees Sermon for The UPI Students

Chairman of the Board of Trustees (MWA) of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI) Dr. (HC). Agum Gumelar, M.Sc., said that the students’ commitment to studying at UPI must be greater, and they must have a strong will as well as a strong desire to be able to engage in all educational programs with an indomitable spirit since they are the selected ones.

He stated it in the interview session after carrying out the procession of the Campus Orientation Period and Public Lecture “Masa Orientasi Kampus dan Kuliah Umum” (MOKAKU) 2022.


Which was conducted offline at the Gymnasium Building, UPI Campus, Jalan Dr. Setiabudhi No. 229 Bandung, Monday (29/08/2022).

“Saya katakan, kalau mengalami satu kegagalan, ya jangan terus putus asa, justru karena kegagalan ini dia harus berusaha untuk menggapai sukses sesuai dengan apa yang di harapkan, karena banyak sekali contoh kesuksesan itu diawali dengan kegagalan, itu penekanan saya”

“I said, if you have one failure, don’t give up; it is precisely because of this failure that you must endeavor to achieve success in accordance with what is anticipated because so many examples of success begin with failure; that is my emphasis,” he said.


He also cited several examples of success or failure. This occurs because success begins with a pretentious, conceited, and arrogant attitude. So, if you encounter a setback, don’t quit, and if you experience success, don’t be arrogant.

”Jika dilihat dari jumlah peminat dan jumlah mahasiswa yang diterima UPI, terlihat sangat tinggi sekali. Ini menunjukan bahwa UPI semakin diterima dan diminati serta diakui oleh masyarakat luas. Lebih dari itu, sistem pendidikan yang dijalankan UPI, diterima masyarakat. Kita patut bersyukur untuk itu dan pencapaian tersebut harus kita pertahankan.”

He also stated, “The number of people who applied to UPI and the number of people were accepted are both increasing.” This indicates that UPI is becoming more well-known and accepted by the general public. More than that, the UPI education system has been adopted by the general public. We must be patient to achieve our goal, and we must work hard to achieve it.”

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