Commemorating the National Consumer Day 2018 on April 20, the National Consumer Protection Agency -BPKN in collaboration with Mercu Buana University held a seminar on National Consumer Day and Food Tourism in Jakarta on Friday (20/4). Before the seminar, Head of BPKN, Ardiansyah Parman along with Rector of Mercu Buana University, Arissetyanto Nugroho signed a Memorandum of Understanding-MoU on consumer education to students. In his speech, Ardiansyah Parman said that through the MoU, cooperation in research and study will be undertaken.
“BPKN has the task of conducting research and study based on the regulation. In the three obligations of college, one of them is to conduct research and study. Therefore, we are signing MoU cooperation in at least these three areas, first research and study, second education and training, and the third is that BPKN encourages the growth of non-governmental consumer protection agencies,” Ardiansyah Parman said.
Ardiansyah Parman further explained that BPKN is willing to provide energy to give general lecture to students about consumer protection. In return, the University also provides training for BPKN staff as the follow-up of the MoU. Meanwhile, Rector of Mercu Buana University said that National Consumer Protection Agency is a strategic institution. Because, its role can be a driving machine for the nation's economy. Therefore, BPKN needs to get support from all parties, including from universities. (VOI/Rifai/Trans by Rhm)