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West Sumatera Governor Signed MoU for ICT Competency Improvement with SEAMOLEC

Friday 21 st July 2017 SEAMOLEC welcomed visitation of Governor of West Sumatera Prof. Dr. Irwan Prayitno, P. Si, M. Sc at SEAMOLEC office, Pondok Cabe, South Tangerang. The visitation of Irwan and his delegation of government officers of West Sumatera province was a part of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing agenda. The MoU aims to maintain the program of human resource improvement in West Sumatera especially in Information and Communication Technology field, and development of tourism and business areas.

Warmly greeted by Director of SEAMOLEC Dr. Abi Sujak, M.Sc. and Director of SEAMEO Secretariat Dr. Gatot H. Priowirjanto, Irwan and the delegation headed to conference room. Irwan visited exhibition area of SEAMOLEC products and had a brief report of SIERRA utilization for Open and Distance Education and the implementation of online training for educators and education personnel throughout Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Irwan also had a chance to experience edugame simulation that developed from Virtual Reality technology in SEAMOLEC’s digital class laboratory.

The cooperation between West Sumatera and SEAMOLEC has been established for a long time. Through this MoU, Irwan emphasized his hope for a sustainable program that will be implemented in West Sumatera.

We are expecting assistance from all parties, so that our children can take advantage from SEAMOLEC products. The advanced technology utilization may bring many benefits for our children. We can apply technology in education in order to improve its quality. This MoU signing will also supports the development of West Sumatera by integrating education with tourism, said Irwan.

On his visit Irwan was escorted by Ir. Syarifuddin, MM (Assistant of Economy, Development and Welfare of West Sumatera Regional Secretariat), Drs. Luhur Budianda Sy, M. Si (Head of Bureau of Cooperation and Rantau Regional Secretariat of West Sumatera Province), Ir. Yeflin Luandri, M. Si (Head of Communications and Informatics Department of West Sumatera Province), Drs. H. Burhasman, MM (Head of West Sumatera Province), Representative of Head of Center for the Development and Empowerment of Educators and Education Personnel of Business and Tourism (P4TK Bisnis dan Pariwisata), and Ir. Tria Suprajeni, MM (Director of PT Pesona Khatulistiwa Nusantara). (Mid)