Diponegoro University (Undip) together with UPGRIS and Central Java Chapter of PGRI (Indonesia Association of Teachers) emphasized the importance of protecting teachers and lecturers. It is mentioned at the “National Seminar on the Protection of Teachers, Lecturers and Students in Harmony with the Education World” on Monday (11/26/2018), at Santika Premiere Hotel, Semarang.
Undip Rector Prof. Yos Johan Utama said that education is a pillar and essence of a nation.
“Up or down of a nation is determined by teachers. It will be very dangerous if the teachers does not want to educate anymore, because many cases of high-spirit educating teachers brought to the court. Therefore, we must protect teachers, lecturers and students to make the teaching and learning process better. We also have to restore the dignity of teacher as the one who is followed and imitated (by their students),” he said.
Prof. Yos said, the seminar was a follow-up step of FGD (Focus Group Discussion) on protecting lecturers and teachers on couple weeks ago. It was also an effort to complement a RPP which will be proposed to government.**