Although buffeted by slanting the news related to allegations of corruption, the State University of Manado (UNIMA) was still interested prospective new students.

Based on data obtained Tribune Manado, the number of students who follow the National Selection of Higher Education (SNMPTN) in 2011 reached about 1,200 people, the number of participants jumped dramatically in 2010 that only reach about 700 people.

Rector UNIMA UNIMA through a spokesman, Allan Parinusa explained, prospective freshmen who are interested in studying at UNIMA not only from North Sulawesi region, but also from several other areas such as Central Sulawesi, Makassar, and even some from Aceh.

"Participants SNMPTN held at UNIMA few days ago followed by 15 districts / cities in North Sulawesi and other regions. Apparently UNIMA still in demand, even experienced very significant growth," he said.

He explained, the number of students who will be accepted through the SNMPTN about 720 people, or 60 percent of total applicants. According to him, this figure in accordance with the quota assigned the Ministry of National Education.

"Until the last second SNMPTN registration, many prospective students who wish to register. However, due to limited time, thousands of people can not be served," he said.

Parinusa adds, the prospective students who can not follow SNMPTN can follow the path of local acceptance or backing track Raw Pande (B2P). According to him, the line was still open until 14 July.

"Admissions system this year is slightly different, because the acceptance quota has been set. SNMPTN line as much as 60 percent of the number of participants, while the local path B2P assigned 40 percent of the number of participants," he said.

Separately, Michael Panambunan (17), residents Langowan said he chose UNIMA as a college because tuition fees and living expenses are cheap.

"I also chose college in UNIMA because job opportunities after graduation are very open. I want to be a math teacher, so choose the college in UNIMA," he said.


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