Bandung, January 9, 2024 – The Directorate General of Teachers and Education Personnel (Ditjen GTK) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemendikbud Ristek) emphasizes the importance of a binding oath for graduates of the Teacher Professional Program (PPG) at the University of Education Indonesia (UPI). Professor Dr. Nunuk Suryani, M.Pd., asserts that the oath aims to ensure a high commitment to the teaching profession, embodying ethical values, morality, and professionalism.
During the oath-taking ceremony held both physically and virtually, Prof. Nunuk Suryani highlighted the significance of the professional oath as a guiding principle for PPG UPI graduates. The oath instills a sense of integrity, honesty, and social responsibility, urging the teachers to prioritize the rights of students and create a conducive learning environment.
In an interview following the Professions Oath-Taking Ceremony for the 2023 PPG UPI graduates, Prof. Nunuk Suryani stated that the oath also encourages continuous competence and knowledge development among the graduates. She emphasized the role of higher education institutions, particularly through PPG programs, in producing professional educators who play a crucial role in shaping Indonesia’s future generations.
A total of 2644 participants, including both online and offline attendees, took part in the ceremony. The event witnessed 795 graduates participating virtually, while 1849 graduates attended the ceremony in person at Gymnasium Building, UPI Campus, Dr. Setiabudhi Street, Bandung.
Prof. Nunuk Suryani expressed her deepest appreciation for UPI’s significant contributions to producing top-tier educators in Indonesia. As a leading institution focused on teacher education, UPI has played a pivotal role in creating a quality education system for Indonesian children.
“The Teacher Professional Education Program at UPI has long been at the forefront, equipping prospective teachers with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for their roles as educators. UPI has successfully supported the Directorate General of Teachers and Education Personnel’s priority program in the Free Learning policy, especially through the Teacher Professional Education Program, ultimately aiming to transform education in Indonesia,” stated Prof. Nunuk Suryani.
The professor congratulated the participants, including various categories such as PPG Prajabatan, PPG Dalam Jabatan, and Retaker, believing that an increasing number of professional teachers in Indonesia contributes to the nation’s ability to build a better civilization in the future. With the professions oath, she hopes that UPI graduates will steadfastly adhere to moral foundations, ethics, and commitments while contributing to the academic environment.
In conclusion, Prof. Nunuk Suryani extended her plea to all stakeholders, urging continued collaboration and teamwork to advance education in Indonesia. “Let us maintain cooperation, collaboration, and mutual support in advancing Indonesian education,” she concluded.