Thejakartatimes – President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo delivered a scientific oration in commemoration of 60th Anniversary of Padjadjaran University held at Grha Sanusi Hardjadinata, Dipatiukur, Bandung, Monday (11/9/2017).
In his oration, the President discusses the development of social media that is able to make rapid changes in all aspects.
For that, he asked the educational institutions, especially colleges to prepare faculty or majors related to social media.
“I want the universities, especially Unpad, to anticipate this very fast change, why in the universities there is no social media faculty,” said Jokowi, Monday afternoon.
Jokowi explains, currently social media is very influential in the field of politics and economics. According to the president, majors in the Faculty of Social Politics are still dominated by the conventional majors that do not reach social media at all.
“The economic landscape and the political landscape will change, Unpad should have a social media faculty, meme department or animation, why not, because in the future that we face, now we can laugh,” said Jokowi greeted the laughter of the invitees.
In the field of economics, Jokowi said, management majors, accounting and development management still dominate. In fact, the current economy has begun lifestyle of the community economy.
“The faculty of economics should have a department of logistics, retail management or online store management? If not, we will lose with other countries,” he said.
Not only positive effects, the rapid changes made by social media in the global economy also bring negative impacts that universities need to anticipate.
“Due to this very fast change, in a country I do not want to call its name shops and malls 30 percent closed because the purchase is already online.How much workforce is unemployed.Because online is cheaper faster, no need to shop,” he said. (Thejakartatimes / Source: Kompas)