Monday, October 16, 2006

Islamic universities in Indonesia committed to fight corruption

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Rectors of 15 Indonesian state-Islamic Universities/Institutes (UIN/IAIN) expressed their commitment here on Tuesday to fight corrupt practices by developing anti-corruption education and improving campus management, a rector said.

"We, Indonesia`s Islamic Universities/Higher Learning Institutes are committed to eradicate corruption through education," Prof. Dr. H. Azyumardi Azra, rector of Syarif Hidayatullah Islamic University told the press.

The rectors stressed their commitment after holding a meeting in Jakarta from Monday through Tuesday.

In expressing their stance against corruption, the rectors said they would show example of how to apply the anti-corruption education at all universities and applying good governance through development of education management in all campuses.

In addition, the rectors also urged the government to review laws, regulations and policies which could hamper development of the application of good governance to UIN/IAIN and other universities and to take stern actions against corruptors.

Azyumardi said, anti-corruption culture could be developed by teaching ways and means of corruption eradication.

"The materials on corruption eradication are already available and each university has its own right in how to teach them," the rector said, adding that the teaching of anti-corruption lessons is expected to begin in 2007 because the universities need preparations.

Azyumardi also expressed optimism that the development of the teaching of corruption eradication at universities would bring about a positive impact on the development of a good generation of future leaders.(*)

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August 29, 2006

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