Jakarta-wapresri.go.id. When giving a public lecture to prospective civil servants who are graduating from the Institute of Public Administration (IPDN) class of 2016 (23rd batch) in Rudini Building, IPDN Campus, Jatinangor, Sumedang, West Java province on Monday morning (July 18), Vice President Jusuf Kalla hoped that the graduates are ready to be assigned to any area throughout Indonesia, not only to the regions they are from.

“This is one of the efforts to unite the nation,” said the Vice President.

He added that the main task of civil servants is to be an element unifying the nation and democratic regional leaders who are willing to listen to the people remain accountable.

“If everyone from Sunda is deployed in West Java, Bugis people (are deployed) in South Sulawesi, and Padang people (are deployed) in West Sumatra, we will lose our national spirit,” he said.

The Vice President then asked the Minister of Home Affairs to set in details the placement of the IPDN graduates in areas all over the country.

Previously, IPDN Rector Ermaya Suradinata reported that the institution has 1,922 prospective young civil servants who will graduate next month, consisting of 1,276 male undergraduates and 516 female undergraduates. IPDN, Ermaya continued, has been determined by President Joko Widodo as a campus pioneering in nurturing mental revolution.

“IPDN will meet professional needs, the needs of society, and the needs of the workforce,” he said.

Also attending the general stadium were Home Minister Tjahjo Kumolo and Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Yuddy Chrisnandi. (KIP, Setwapres)