After succeeding the previous international internship program in Loei province 2019, Universitas Muhammadiyah Gresik comes back with the second batch of the program in 2020. This year will be a little bit different since we are promoting the concept of virtual learning during the covid-19 pandemic. By the advanced of technology and communication, we optimize the use of teleconference with many platforms such as zoom, line, and whatsapp group. Right on 2nd July 2020 at 9 am, the opening ceremony of International internship program was held virtually.
The opening ceremony was first opened by Dr. Wanida Simpol as the Thai Project Coordinator by introducing Loei Primary Educational Service Area Office 2 (PESAO 2) administrators, Dr. Ganont Saenpao as Deputy Director 1, Dr. Saranya Budda as Deputy Director 2, Mr. Srisai Enlun as the head of team acting Eng Loei 2, Mr. Mahittha Promli as the head of supervision, monitoring, and evaluation for educational provision Group who joined the ceremony.
Furthermore, there was also profile videos of both Universitas Muhammadiyah Gresik and Schools that will be the host of internship program. Some lecturers and head of departments delivered brief introduction and greetings towards thai teachers and officers including Dr. Khoirul Anwar as the vice rector 1, Nur Fauziyah, M.Pd. as the head of research and community service division, Dr. Sri Uchtiawati, M.Pd. as the dean of teacher training and education faculty, Paulina, M.Pd as the head of international relations office, and Ribeh Najib Muhammad, M.Pd as the head of English education department.
Following the activity, Mr. Mahitta Promli read the report speech about the program, and continued by the speech from Dr. Ganont Saenpao and Dr. Khoirul anwar. Both Hosts also introduce school teachers and students for the internship program. It was exciting since both students and teachers at school could finally meet. In the end of the ceremony, Dr. Saranya Budda gave thanks speech to all the participants and hoped that the internship program could be successful.
The internship program will be started for 4 months, from July to October 2020 virtually. We hope this partnership will provide mutual benefits for Universitas Muhammadiyah Gresik and Loei Primary Educational Service Area Office 2, Thailand. Nada.