From Gadjah Mada University : Less Government Notice of Animal Husbandry, Livestock Studies Participating Interests Descending

Dean Faculty of Animal UGM said current government policies do not provide sufficient notice on agriculture, including livestock. For universities, the lack of government attention is contributing to the decline in interest in the study of agriculture and animal husbandry.
"Unlike in the new order of government is attentive to the world of agriculture and animal husbandry department of agriculture and livestock that become an idol," he said, Monday (12/11) to submit a report after the dean of the Faculty of Animal Husbandry UGM 2012
Ali Agus deliver UGM Faculty of Animal Husbandry for example, showed a tendency to decrease in the level of undergraduate applicants. In 2009 accepted 235 people and only 186 people signed up again. Furthermore, in 2010 received 200 people and as many as 181 people sign up again. Then in 2011diterima 240 people and 228 people sign up again, and in 2012 ditermia sebanayk 243 people and 213 people sign up again. "From year to year, declining student interest. Therefore, we will further promote themselves and build partnerships with local governments and companies to recruit new students, "he explained.
Ali Agus said the declining number of applicants for further study in the field of animal husbandry and agriculture are also due to the still developing work in the farm sector outlook is less promising. Even some who consider working in the livestock sector as second class job. Plus, today many growing industries engaged in the service and involves capital and technology intensive sectors are considered to be highly prospective. "So many students are now high school graduates who prefer majors in college who will conduct their work in the service industry," he said.
With declining interest in livestock studies in college, many industry sectors engaged in world farm labor shortages, particularly at the level of medium or D3. "Today many companies in the sector of the livestock industry who have difficulty finding employees, especially in the medium level or D3. Faculty of Animal Husbandry therefore now also working to pioneer open D3 farm program, "he explained.
Added Ali Agus, decreased interest also occurs in the graduate program. Data show the year 2012 there were 25 applicants and prospective students of S2 received as many as 17 people. While in the S3 program there are 6 applicants and only 2 people were accepted. When compared with the number of new students accepted in 2011 the number of students of S2 decreased by 32 percent and S3 program fell by 75 percent.
"The decline occurred because of the weight requirement to register at UGM. To increase interest in the study we will conduct a campaign to local and foreign universities and to increase cooperation with other relevant agencies, "he explained. (PR UGM / Ika)