Semarang – A team of student of Walisongo State Islamic University won second prize of student debate competition in Indonesia 2017. The competition held at IPB Convention Center Bogor on Thursday (28/9) was held in the framework of World Right to Know Day that falls on the same date.
The three UIN Walisongo students are Maulana Hasanuddin (5th semester / Legal Science), Anisa Nindia Hayati (5th semester / Legal Science), Akhmad Arif Khoerudin (5th semester / Legal Science) and Brilyian Erna Wati, SH. M. Hum.
UIN Walisongo team drove in the final losing the difference of 0.06 points with UGM Jogjakarta. Previously they had to compete against 15 teams from universities all over Indonesia.
In the semifinal round UIN Walisongo against UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta, while UGM faced with University of Indonesia.
“In the grand final round, UIN Walisongo team brought the motion of direct broadcast controversy in the trial. There are 12 themes of debate such as the secret State RU motion, live broadcast in court, related to public information disclosure, etc., “said Maulana.
He added that the UIN team did not expect to pass the final, this is because the preparations made suddenly, the discussion of the motions only one day preparation. “I hope the next year of preparation must be far in advance,” the 5th semester student.
Rector of UIN Walisongo Prof. Dr. Muhibbin M.ag said if this achievement is proud, and hope the next year bias the first winner. “We need to learn more, work hard to get the champion at the national and international level,” he said.
Rector will give appreciation in the form of intensive coaching to the winning team. “We hope there is a campus cadre so that this debate team has a generation, I hope UIN campus always prints the champion cadres,” he said.
Public information disclosure is the theme of the debate motions raised in this competition. This competition, therefore, also serves as an indicator of how much students’ understanding of the issue, including the legislation and practices at the university level.