Department of Chemistry begins offline practice at Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Jember

“It’s really nice to hold tool directly, then can directly practice also making samples,” said cheerful Vina Walida, student of Department of Chemistry angkatan 2019, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Jember who took part in Praktikum Struktur Kereaktifan Anorganik class B (11/11). Vina and her friends started a full offline practice after previously participating in an online practice.  Practice followed 22 practicants by using two laboratory are Kimia Anorganik-Fisik Laboratory and Kimia Analitik Laboratory each of which has capacities 40 practicants. Practice with lecturer Yudi Aris Sulistiyo, S.Si., M.Si. planned to last two days. For your information, all practitioners follow strict health protocols by keeping their distance and have carried out self-quarantine first for practitioners who come from outside the city of Jember. “We along with other friends have carried out self-quarantine before participating in practice,” explained Vina, who also shared that some of her friends had arrived in Jember at end of last October. The practitioners seemed so eager to wait for live samples again, because some time ago only through videos with guidance from assistant class. Offline activities for this course are only for practice, while lectures are still using the online system. In addition to Department of Chemistry, Department of Mathematics, FMIPA UNEJ has also held offline lectures for some time, which is still limited by applying offline and online.

Dean of FMIPA UNEJ Drs. Achmad Sjaifullah, M.Sc., Ph.D. some time ago, he mentioned about offline lectures and practice during apel pagi on Mondays. “We will hold limited lectures and practice. Later, each class can only be filled with 50 percent of its capacity. The time is limited to a maximum of 60 minutes with a 30 minute break before the next lecture for class cleaning activities.” he explained. This is in accordance with the direction of Menteri Pendidikan, Kebudayaan, Riset, dan Teknologi, Nadiem Makarim throughSurat Edaran Ditjen Dikti No. 4 Tahun 2021 concerning the Implementation of Learning for the Academic Year 2021/2022. And it is also supported by Surat Edaran Rektor No. 17544/UN25/TU/2021 which in addition to Angkatan 2020, students who are currently taking practical courses, students who are working on their final assignments and students participating in pendidikan profesi are also allowed to go to campus.