The debate of whether the university should have two-semesters over three-semesters in a year, had once again steal the limelight in today’s meeting. I personally do not mind with our current arrangement (3-semesters in a year) although this means lecturers will have only 1 week of rest before the new semester started, but hey, we can always rest during Christmas break or Idul Fitri break (or do we ? had we? would we?).
Anyway, even that two major holidays are being chopped off now for the sake of squeezing lectures. Well, the academics are questioning about the effectiveness of this method. Some stated that there is a significant decline in students’ interest in extracurricular activities ever since the 3-semesters system took place. Some noted the increase in students’ depression level. Some said the lecturers seemed to be more depressed too. Some worried about the fact that although the government never said anything about universities practising 3-semesters in a year, they never did say that it is permitted.
Hmm, whaddya think?