Akhyar Rido, S.S., M.A., Ph.D. has been appointed as the new Head of Study Program of English Literature for a period of 3 years from August 6th this year. He received his appointment letter from The Chairman of STBA Teknokrat, Dr. HM. Nasrullah Yusuf, SE., MBA. in a ceremony recently. He replaced E. Ngestirosa, EWK., S.S., S.Pd., M.A. who is now pursuing her doctoral degree at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. Dr. Nasrullah said in a statement that the appointments are to further strengthen its management.
Akhyar Rido gains a bachelor’s degree in English letters from Universitas Padjadjaran. He also obtains his MA and PhD in English Language Studies from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. His research interests are second language acquisition/learning and classroom discourse of master teachers in Asia. He answers the challenge put towards him by declaring several points upon his speech. “STBA Teknokrat should establish English environment in which all staffs and students should communicate in English at campus”. Such environment is necessary to exist since foreign language ability will never be improved unless the students use it at the outside of the classroom. He also added “All lectures should improve each aspect of Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi in order to improve accreditation”. He asserted that the boost of teaching, research, and social services will not only give positive impact to the institution but also to the improvement of the lecturer’s professional career.
Senior Lecturer, Samanik S.S., M.Hum. positively responded to this appointment by saying that “Akhyar Rido is an enthusiastic and visionary academia and I think he will significantly contribute to the development of all aspects of Tri Dharma”. He also urged all lecturers of STBA to propose their Jenjang Academik (JA) and Sertifikasi Dosen in order to answer to the challenge declared by Rido.