“YSU held an online test for 1.187 applicants out of 2,092 applicants of the fifth of SM3T Program (The Scholars Teaching in the outermost, disadvantaged and frontier regions), on Saturday to Monday (20-22/6/15) in Internet Service of YSU” said Adi Dewanto, M.Kom as the coordinator of SM3T Program of YSU. SM3T is a short-term solution to the lack of teachers in remote areas. It also provides valuable experiences to SM3T participants before they take the Teacher Training Program.
The participants joined six sessions with 200 participants on each session. The online test was held for 24 students from Elementary School Education, Guidance and Counseling, Mathematics Education, and Physical Health and Recreation Education Study Programs.
The test consisted of three parts, i.e. Basic Skills Tests and Special Test based on each Study Program. Restu Mohammad from History Education Study Program of Sebelas Maret University hopes that he will be able to contribute to educational improvements in remote areas in Indonesia through SM3T Program.
In line with Restu Mohammad, Feni Indri Lestari from Geography Education Study Program of Muhammadiyah University of Purwokerto hopes that the program will give her valuable experiences before taking Teacher Training Program. For the Fifth Batch of SM3T Program, YSU sends 38 participants in Ngada Regency, East South East Nusa, 37 participants in Alor Regency East South East Nusa, 56 participants in Gayolues Regency, 51 participants in Malinau Regency, North Kalimantan, 29 participants in Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua and 22 participants in Bintang Regency, Papua. (Dedy)