In the framework of the Opening Ceremony of the 64th Anniversary, Universitas Negeri Padang (UNP) presents a new breakthrough to enliven the anniversary which falls on October 23, 2018. UNP itself is determined to include all of academics community on the event which is also be the momentum of UNP's birthday.
Before the opening ceremony which was held in the Auditorium, ribbon cutting ceremonial had been carried out by Prof. Ganefri Ph.D and his entourage. In his speech, the Rector said that on this year, the series of events was slightly different from the previous year. In previous years, UNP's Dies Natalies was celebrated together with graduation ceremonies so that the academic community could not be presented. On this occasion, the Rector then was determined to gather all of academics community in an activity in order to celebrate the anniversary of UNP.
Various activities, competitions, general lectures, and sports competitions will be held on this week. The participants are not just academics, but also students, teachers and high school students in West Sumatera. The thing that deserves appreciation is that UNP is able to attract the millennials community in its 64th anniversary. How not, the contests which held, in part are reserved for millennials who are need a medium to channel and distribute their talents, namely band competitions, poetry reading competitions, singing competitions on High school level, and so on.
Furthermore, Prof. Ganefri added that UNP would design compulsory subjects, namely computer programming in the future. Reflecting on elementary schools abroad whose have forged their students with early computer programming, UNP as a university that produces educators must equip students with the computer programming knowledge.
The Chief Executive of the event, Prof. Dr. Syahrial Bakhtiar, M. Pd. said that the culmination of this anniversary was on October 23, 2018 which also coincided as the anniversary of UNP. (Public Relations of UNP/Translated by Shilva Lioni)