UIN Antasari Banjarmasin Welcomes New Students Through Online PBAK

“Welcome to all new students, who joined UIN Antasari, Ahlan wa sahlan,” said the Rector of UIN Antasari Prof. Dr. H. Mujiburrahman, MA on Monday (24/08/2020) just before officially opening the UIN Antasari Banjarmasin Introduction to Academic and Student Culture (PBAK) in 2020. This PBAK is for new SPAN pathway students.

It is different from previous years, that PBAK was done offline. The 2020 PBAK is done online, because it is still in a pandemic state of COVID-19.  It holds a theme “Students as the Frontline of Society in Facing the New Normal Life”.

The implementation of this PBAK will be divided into three sessions. The first session will be held on 25 to 27 August 2020. The second session will be held on 7 to 9 September 2020. Finally, the third session will be on 10 to 12 September 2020.

The Rector of UIN Antasari Banjarmasin, Mujiburrahman, in his speech said that in this life God always gives us positive and negative sides of something. Like PBAK activities which carried out in the conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic is completely limited. However, according to Mujiburrahman, we must see PBAK positively so that the PBAK can be implemented properly, effectively and beneficial.By maximizing what we have, God willing, we will be able to achieve the goals we want” said Mujiburrahman.

The Professor of the Sociology of Religion also said that face-to-face or online is only a method. Whether a method is effective or not, it will be assessed based on the extent to which the method is able to contribute to the objectives to be achieved. It is hoped that through the optimization of the implementation of PBAK online, new students can understand the campus culture and student affairs well. Therefore, there will be no difference between online and offline PBAK.

“I hope that the students at home who participate in this activity will follow it sincerely, because the beneficiaries here are all of you.” concluded Mujiburrahman.