Government equips Cenderawasih University

National Education Minister Muhammad Nuh promised to provide special funding to support Cenderawasih University in Papua to develop complete facilities for its medical school in 2012.

Nuh said that, under President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s administration, the ministry was expected to pay more attention to regions with special characteristics such as Papua.

“A special university must have special funding. I said special funding because I haven’t said this to other universities,” Nuh said during the ceremony for the university’s new official building on Friday (3/6).

“I will realize the rector of Cenderawasih University’s desire to equip the medical faculty with a hospital in 2012,” Nuh said.

Nuh hopes that Cenderawasih University will serve not only higher education institutions but also provide communities in Papua’s remote areas with access to education.

According to the rector of the university, Berth Kambuaya, the National Education Ministry provided Rp 22 billion (US$2.58 million) to renovate the university’s building, which was damaged in a fire on 2009.

The university has eight faculties with 34 majors to accommodate more than 10,000 students.

Source: The Jakarta Post


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