On April 30, 2019, General (Ret.) Agum Gumelar, Member of the Presidential Advisory Council (WANTIMPRES) was invited as the keynote speaker to deliver a public lecture on the theme of “National Character Education” at the Aji Putri Karang Melenu Auditorium, Balikpapan University.
In his speech, Mr. Agum Gumelar emphasized on the importance of preparing qualified human resources of young generation who are able to compete in the era of globalization and industrial revolution 4.0. The fulfilling of the citizens’ basic rights to inclusive education and the improvement of the quality of Indonesian education are important things that must be realized, to enable competition with other nations. However, achieving only the intellectual ability is not enough. It must be complemented by a strong character, that embodied the spirit of nationalism, discipline, and compliance to laws and regulations (AD).