Ridhahani Fidzi Inaugurated as Professor of Islamic Education of UIN Antasari Banjarmasin

Wednesday (01/16/2019) Ridhahani Fidzi was inaugurated as Professor of Islamic Education at Tarbiyah and Teacher Training Faculty of UIN Antasari Banjarmasin based on the Minister of Technology Research and Higher Education Decree on 10 October 2018 Number: 41495 / A2.3.KP / 2018.

Ridhahani Fidzi is the son of H. Saberan Fidzi and Hj. Maryam. He was born in Kelua, October 30, 1955. Ridhahani was also an alumnus of UIN Antasari Banjarmasin in 1979. He also once worked as Vice Chancellor II of IAIN Antasari Banjarmasin (2005-2009) and Chairman of LP2M of UIN Antasari Banjarmasin (2013-2017)
At the Open Senate Meeting of UIN Antasari Banjarmasin held in Mastur Jahri Auditorium of UIN Antasari Banjarmasin, Ridhahani Fidzi delivered his inaugural speech entitled “Revitalizing Value and Character Education in the Process of Learning in the Millennial Era”. According to him, in the last ten years the Indonesian nation has been hit by a multi-dimensional crisis that stems from a crisis of values, character / morals, so that it has an impact on our nation life.

“Various social phenomena and symptoms such as the practice of manners that have faded, cases of violence, motorcycle gangs, pornography, brawl, clashes between citizens, high dishonesty which is reflected in the increasing corruption among state officials, cases of drug abuse, violence among students seem to be our daily news,” Ridhahani said. Next, the husband of Hj. Srie Wardiatie stressed that in today’s global situation, strengthening value education is a must. Globalization is characterized by the rapid development of technology. However, without value of humanism, it will be a threat to the development of value education that is more concerned with human values.

Ridhahani also said that the character of students or prospective students today is more likely to learn visually by using the internet. “They prefer to take lectures that contain lots of videos or pictures. That is certainly a challenge for universities, especially value education, because so far value education has taken place through face-to-face and direct interaction between students and lecturers and among fellow students, “he said.For this reason, strengthening value education is a necessity carried out through formal institutions. According to him, the process of strengthening value education can be done through five methods, which are exemplary, habituation, supervision, attention / supervision and punishment. The value education approaches that can be applied by teachers synergistically involve exemplary approach, class-based approach, school culture-based approach and community-based approach. Finally, the Professor of Islamic Education emphasized that characters do not only grow and develop in every individual, but also at educational institutions like schools. Therefore, the character of students is impossible to thrive well if the school community where students exist has no character. (rdh-public relation)