The Faculty of Medicine of Cenderawasih University (Jubi/Benny Mawel)

Uncen’s Faculty of Medicine Not Accredited After 12 Years

The Faculty of Medicine of Cenderawasih University (Jubi/Benny Mawel)

The Faculty of Medicine of Cenderawasih University (Jubi/Benny Mawel)

Jayapura, Jubi – The Faculty of Medicine of Cenderawasih University (Uncen) revealed various of problems encountered by the medical school, including a lack of accreditation 12 years after it was established.

“After 12 years, it still has not received top accreditation,”  Acting Dean Yohanis Krey told Papuan councillors at the Papua’s Parliament Office on Monday (18/1).
“We have to start from zero. Now it has accredited with Accreditation C, but it’s only to meet requirements for providing education. I can not fix the problems because of the current situation,” he said during the meeting.

In front of the First Chairman Deputy Edwar Kaize, Chairman Deputy of Commission V of Health and Education Division, Nioluen Kotouki and Commission V members, Jhon Banua Rouw, Nason Uti, Gerson Soma, Bobirius Jikwa, he said at least there are 45 problems that must be solved and they were all connected to one another.
“In terms of regulation, some internal policies are against regulations; both at the university or national levels. I cannot explain it one by one because it’s too many. Some are related to the students and academic process, such as students who could take a class without Study Result Card (KHS) enclosed. Everything was running without rules,” he said.

He further said some graduate students do not know about their GPA. Even those who graduated must return to the class because they did not pass the exams.


Meanwhile, the First Rector Assistance, Onisimus Sahuleka said until now he never sign the transcripts of study result from the Faculty of Medicine. He further said the problems in the Faculty of Medicine are very complicated. He said the problems are just like the tangle strings that must be sorted properly.
“Besides the KHS, none of Study Planning Card (KRS) has been submitted to the university. There are some students who were not pass the exam but already got a graduation. The students who propose a graduation must pass the exam and complete all lectures. There’s never been a graduation, but how could the Decree of Graduation be submitted to the university?” Sahuleka said.

Earlier, the former Minister of Health Nafsiah Mboi were furious if the Faculty of Health was established for only pursuing the commercial aspect and not paying attention to the quality of education, thus proposed a closure concerning many medical faculties were opened but not following the rules.

The firs rule is about the number of new student. It must be equal with the capacity of class and the number of lecturers. Ideally the students and lectures ratio is 1:10 but now the ration 1:500 is still found at some medical faculties.
Secondly, to form a Faculty of Medicine, the university must have a training hospital, accredited lectures and other requirements. The lectures must have at least a master degree or specialist license. Or at least the university has some minimum requirements such as have a campus building, laboratory, update curriculum of education, sufficient number of lectures, and training hospital.

Human Resource Development and Empowerment Body (PPSDM) of PPSDM Ministry of Health recorded there are 74 medical faculties established in Indonesia, but only 54 could produce a doctor graduates while the rest are still under requirement or still new.

Although the medical education is not running properly yet, Directorate of Higher Education (Dikti) issued a Circular no.547/E3.3/DT/2014 about the Medical Education, which is appropriate with the Law No. UUNo.12/ 2012. The Circular also said related to the Health Improvement Plan for 2011-2025, medical staffs are still needed. This circular could be giving an opportunity for the Uncen’s Faculty of Health to immediately fix their problems. (Arjuna Pademme/Dominggus Mampioper/Rom)

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