Prof. Ojat Darojat, M. Bus., Ph.D. re-elected as Chancellor of the Open University (UT) for the period 2021-2025. Prof. Ojat Darojat had previously served as Chancellor of UT four years earlier. This is in accordance with the results of the adjustment to the schedule for the closed senate meeting for the election of the UT Chancellor on Wednesday (14/7/2021). The total votes are 17 ministerial votes (minister power) and the number of members of the senate is 31 votes.
Of the total 48 votes that took part in the election, the results of the count and have been determined in the official report on the order of votes, the incumbent rector candidate, Prof. Ojat Darojat, M.Bus., Ph.D with 44 votes. Second order Prof. Drs. Udan Kusmawan, M.A., Ph.D with 4 votes. While Dr. Maman Rumanta, M.Si 0.
Elected Chancellor Prof. Ojat Darojat when contacted by Monitorindonesia.com, Thursday (15/7/2021) night, was determined to make the government’s program a success in improving college programs for all the nation’s children.
According to Prof. Ojat Darojat, there are two main programs that will be carried out for the next 4 years. First, making UT a Legal Entity State University (PTNBH).
“The second is to reform the training system at UT so that it can compete with other state universities,” said Prof. Ojat.
Prof. Ojat stated that the broad reach of UT should be able to increase the Gross Enrollment Rate (GER) of Higher Education. He was determined that the high school graduate students had the opportunity to continue to UT.
“Many of them did not continue because of two things, namely economic constraints and geographical constraints. UT also provides flexible, wide-ranging learning services and high school graduates can enter UT and study anywhere and anytime,” he said.
Prof. Ojat hopes that in the future the gross enrollment rate for higher education will increase from 35% to 75%. According to him, the younger generation should be given the opportunity to study for free.
“And in my opinion, through UT, it is very possible, very possible because through distance learning the government can finance UT’s operational costs with not too much money,” he said.