Chancellor of Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta (UMS), Prof. Dr. Sofyan Anif, M.Sc. stated that UMS is ready to host the 48th Congress of Muhammadiyah (Muktamar Muhammadiyah) and Aisyiyah on July 1-5, 2020. The statement was made by him as Chairman of the Conference Acceptance Committee, in the presence of approximately 59,000 residents of Central Java Muhammadiyah and other regions at ‘Jawa Tengah Bermunajat’ event, Saturday night (10/27/2019) at Simpang Lima Field in Semarang.
"UMS was chosen by PWM of Central Java with the approval of PP Muhammadiyah as a joint host with other PDM in Solo and surrounding districts, so with this UMS is ready to carry out the mandate," said the Rector of UMS.
One of the proof that UMS is ready to host the big event of Muhammadiyah we could see the construction of Edutorium UMS that able to accommodate around 10,000 people. This building is intended as a place for the plenary session of Muhammadiyah and Aisyiyah congresses. "UMS is currently building Edutorium, a meeting room that is modern, environmentally friendly and progressive. Later it can be used for plenary meetings and so on, "he continued.
The Professor in Educational Management of UMS also explained, the opening of 48th Congress of Muhammadiyah and Aisyiyah will be held at Stadion Manahan Surakarta. Predicted that there will be 600.000 residents of Muhammadiyah from all over the archipelago attending this event.
"Therefore, the Conference Reception Committee has booked about 10.500 hotel rooms in Solo and its surroundings for the guests and participants of the Conference," he explained.
Then the Chancellor of the UMS period 2017-2021 had announced that the local committee of Mukatamar had created an official website, which functioned as an online service for congress enthusiasts registration. The webpage is www.muktamar48.ums.ac.id which can be accessed by all prospective participants and congress enthusiasts.
"Later the congress enthusiasts can register through the website. Then we order the inn for them. So we made a system like the online ticket booking application guaranteed the price will be cheaper than booking a room independently when the Congress takes place "he said.
It is important to know that the event of Jawa Tengah Bermunajat and Gebyar Muktamar were held to enliven the opening of the Sixth National Ahmad Ahmad Dahlan Olympiad (OLYMPICAD) organized by the Basic and Secondary Education Assembly (DIKDASMEN) of PP Muhammadiyah on October 26-28 2019. This activity was attended by the Governor of Central Java Ganjar Pranowo, Chairman of PP Muhammadiyah Prof. Dr. Haedar Nashir, Chair of PWM Central Java Drs. H. Tafsir, M.Ag., Deputy Governor of Central Java Taj Yasin, and Daily Executive Secretary of Central Java Regional Secretary Herru Setiadhie.