Under the program, university students are being sent to teach students of schools in rural and remote regions who are struggling to adopt the distanced learning system amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We have received extraordinary feedback from the university students," Nizam, an official from the ministry, noted here on Wednesday.
"For the first batch of the Kampus Mengajar program, we sent 10 thousand students. For the second batch, we sent 20 thousand students. For Kampus Mengajar's third batch, we will send many more," he informed.
The hard work of all parties, including university students, is aimed at providing literacy and numeration education to elementary and middle school students in Indonesia, he added.
"So, that it would contribute in advancing the nation and citizens' lives," he affirmed.
The interaction with university students from across the country not only presents new experiences for school students, but also for university students, Nizam explained.
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The ministry announced the third batch of Kampus Mengajar volunteers due to the overwhelming response from teachers, students, and university students, he said.
"Advancing education necessitates collective mutual assistance. Working together with the spirit of Merdeka Belajar (Freedom in Learning), we are presenting quality education throughout the nation," he noted.
The ministry has lauded the headmasters and teachers of a number of schools who have welcomed the program with open arms, he said. Through this program, university students can acquire knowledge as well as share it, he added.
Earlier, Nizam asked university students to help the government in carrying out disaster mitigation, specifically tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.
University students could conduct applied research whose results could help in improving the COVID-19 situation, he said.
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