Jakarta, January 03, 2024, The Europe Today: Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged the academic community at Muhammadiyah University of Purwokerto (UMP) to meticulously prepare high-quality human resources as a strategic measure to embrace Indonesia’s anticipated demographic bonus in 2030.
Delivering this message during the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Campus II in Banyumas District, Central Java Province, President Jokowi expressed confidence in Muhammadiyah’s longstanding educational legacy, envisioning UMP evolving into an internationally acclaimed university that residents of Purwokerto can take pride in.
Emphasizing the pivotal role UMP will play in national human resource development, he underscored the significance of leveraging the demographic bonus as a unique opportunity for Indonesia’s transformation into a developed nation. Drawing attention to South American countries that have struggled to transition into developed status due to inadequate preparation for their demographic bonuses, the president stressed the importance of cultivating superior human resources to capitalize on this demographic opportunity effectively.
President Joko Widodo reiterated the paramount importance of human resource development as the linchpin for optimizing Indonesia’s demographic bonus. Emphasizing the need to focus on nurturing the skills of the nation’s young talents, he underscored the decisive role of leadership in the years 2024, 2029, and 2034, viewing those periods as pivotal in Indonesia’s journey toward development.
President Jokowi stressed that national leaders during these times should possess a comprehensive understanding of the steps necessary to propel the country forward. Addressing the Muhammadiyah University of Purwokerto (UMP), currently hosting approximately 17 thousand students, he urged active participation in shaping Indonesia’s human resources to harness the full potential of the anticipated demographic bonus.
President Jokowi concluded by stating that the opportunity is tangible, and success lies in genuine efforts to maximize it, envisioning the potential transformation of Indonesia into a developed nation. The groundbreaking ceremony for Campus II of UMP, supported by a USD 13 million budget from the Public Works and Public Housing Ministry, saw the presence of notable figures, including Indonesian National Armed Forces Commander General Agus Subiyanto.