Field Assessment Surveillance for Accreditation of Study Program at PNL

Lhokseumawe - On Thursday, November 13, 2020, a team of assessors from the National Accrediting Agency for Higher Education (BAN-PT) and its Executive Director, Prof. Ari Purbayanto, visited Lhokseumawe State Polytechnic (PNL) as part of a field assessment surveillance for the accreditation of two study programs.

Prof. Ari Purbayanto said, "We have excellent assessors here, and assessors are committed to supporting accreditation.

According to Prof. Ari Purbayanto, there is no need to be afraid of his party's presence because monitoring is actually there to ensure any flaws can be fixed.

The main issue is that we academics must prioritize scientific truths, not manipulated data. "There is, therefore, no need for extreme dread because assessors are not angels of death," he said.

Since he claims that certain institutions falsify student enrollment, there are no lecture activities other than issuing diplomas. This indicates that the diploma is legitimate, but the educational process does not exist; yet, the accreditation is B; "but not in my time, if I do not want to do that," he remarked.

"What must be ensured is that the lecturers must meet the standards. Hopefully, the accreditation obtained will be the same; it will not decrease again. Hopefully, the supervision activities of these two study programs will bring blessings," he concluded.

Previously, the Director of PNL, Rizal Syahyadi, who was represented by Zamzami, the Vice Director for Academic, Student Affairs, and Alumni, stated that we currently have 28 Study Programs ranging from D2 to Masters Program in Applied Islamic Management.

"There are two upgrading study programs at PNL, namely the DIII Banking and Finance Study Program, which was upgraded to the DIV Undergraduate Study Program in Applied Public Sector Financial Management (MKSP) and the DIII Building Construction Technology Study Program (TKBG) and the DIV Undergraduate Study Program Applied Building Engineering Technology (TRGB)," said Zamzami.

Furthermore, Zamzami anticipates that the designated surveillance team would recommend PNL improvements.

"PNL is 35 years old right now. We hope that if something is missing in us, let us know so that we will fix it and [hopefully, PNL] can be better, "Zamzami hoped.