1. History of the Establishment of FKIP UNIVA Medan

The history of the establishment of FKIP UNIVA Medan started in 2005. It was begun with a meeting of Drs. H. Hairul Arifin Ritonga with Drs. Zulkifli Amin, M.Si. At that time, Drs. H. Hairul Arifin Ritonga attended his cousin’s wedding reception on Jl. Jalak in Perumnas Mandala which was the same area as Drs. Zulkifli Amin’s house. Thus, Drs. H. Hairul Arifin Ritonga decided to visit Drs. Zulkifli Amin, M.si.

During the visit, Drs. H. Hairul Arifin Ritonga, as Vice Rector III of UNIVA Medan at that moment, offered Drs. Zulkifli Amin, M,Si. to join UNIVA Medan and also to look for another qualified partner to establish the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education and Drs. Zulkifli Amin, M.Si. accepted it.

The day after, there was a meeting with the Rector of UNIVA Medan, Drs. Hasbullah Hadi, SH., M.Kn., which was attended by Drs. H. Hairul Arifin Ritonga, Drs. Zulkifli Amin, M.Si., Bambang Sumantri, S.Pd, Drs. M. Isman, M.Hum., and Drs. A. Fahri, M.Si. In that meeting, a team under the decree number: 003/R/A.1/SK/III/2006 signed by the Rector UNIVA Medan Drs. Hasbullah Hadi, SH, M.Kn. was formed to prepare a draft of proposal of FKIP UNIVA Medan. The team consisted of the followings:

Chairman                   : Drs. Zulkifli Amin, M.Si.

Members                    :

1. Bambang Sumantri, S.Pd.

2. Drs. M. Isman, M.Hum.

3. Drs. A. Fauzi, M.Si.

4. Abil Mansyur, M.Si.

5. Yulita Tri Adiareti, SE., M.Si.

6. Maya Oktora, S.Pd.

7. Samsul Rizal, S.Pd.I.

8. Enni, AMG.

9. Wirda Kusuma Manik

After the team was formed, each of the team members was assigned the tasks. From then on, the team began to compile and look for the necessary materials such as curriculum, lecturers, and other data. Chapter 1 was arranged by Drs. Hasbullah Hadi Sh, M.Kn. which contained the description of the strength of Al-Jamiyatul Washliyah so that it was necessary to administer FKIP. But during the process of establishment, many of the team members were not actively involved. There were only left 4 people from the team who kept carrying on the arrangement of the proposal; they were Drs. Zulkifli Amin, M.Si., Bambang Sumantri, S.Pd., Abil Mansyur, M.Si., dan Yulia Tri Adiareti, SE., M.Si.

Finally, in 2006 the proposal of FKIP UNIVA Medan was completed and sent to Jakarta by the Rector, Drs. H. Hasbullah Hadi SH, M.Kn.

In the proposal, there were 4 (four) proposed study programs, namely :

  1. Indonesian Language Education Study Program
  2. English Education Study Program
  3. Mathematics Education Study Program
  4. Accounting Education Study Program

However, only 3 (three) study programs were approved by National Ministry of Education. Finally, in 2009 FKIP UNIVA Medan was officially established and have 3 (three) study programs, namely: Indonesian Language Education Study Program, English Education Study Program, and Mathematics Education Study Program with the legal permit from the Ministry of National Education through Director General of Higher Education Number: 496/D/T/2009 on the subject of Permit to Administer New Study Programs at UNIVA Medan.           

After that, from May to September 2009, new student admission was conducted. There were 172 new students who enrolled consisting of 44 students of English Education Study Program, 73 students of Indonesian Language Education Study Program, and 55 students of Mathematics Education Study Program. In September of the same year, the lecture process for odd semester was begun.

  • Leadership Over the Time

FKIP UNIVA Medan leadership has lasted for the following periods:

First Period 2009-2013

            Dean               : Drs. Zulkifli Amin, M.Si

            Vice Dean I     : Bambang Sumantri, S.Pd, M.Pd.

            Vice Dean II   : Dra. Raudhatussafa, M.Pd.

            Vice Dean III  : Mukhlisin, MA

Then in 2011, Dra. Raudhatussafa, M.Pd. resigned as Vice Dean II because she moved with her husband to Jakarta. Then Samio, M.Pd. was appointed as Vice Dean II to replace her for that position.

Second Period   2013-2017

            Dean                                       : Drs. H. Zulkifli Amin, M.Si.

            Vice Dean I                             : Samio, M.Pd.

            Vice Dean II                           : Mujaman, M.Pd.

            Vice Dean III                          : Rabiatul Adawiyah Siregar, M.Pd.

Third Period 2018-2020

Dean                                       : Rabiatul Adawiyah Siregar, M.Pd.

            Vice Dean I                             : Yumira Simamora, M.Pd.

Vice Dean III                          : H. Iskandar Zulkarnain, S.Pd., M.Hum.

Fourth Period 2020-2024

Dean                                       : Yumira Simamora, M.Pd.

Vice Dean I                             : Meida Rabia Sihite, S.Pd., M.Hum.

Vice Dean III                          : H. Iskandar Zulkarnain, S.Pd., M.Hum.

C. About Us

            Al Washliyah University of Medan is one of Islamic private universities in North Sumatera, which is located at Sisingamangaraja No.10, Medan. It has 6 faculties, including Faculty of Teacher Training and Education that received an operating license issued by the Ministry of National Education of Indonesia number 496/D/T/2009 dated 06 April 2009. This faculty manages three study programs namely Mathematics Education, Indonesian Language and English Education Study Programs.

            The building of Faculty of Teacher Training and Education facilitates the students, staff, lectures and academic activities. There are 12 lecture rooms, 1 administration room, 3 director offices, 1 conference room, 1 computer laboratory, 1 language laboratory, 1 micro-teaching room, hall, sports center, Internet (WIFI) and library.

            The location of our university is very strategic in the city center of Medan which is the capital of North Sumatera Province and can be accessed by Metro Deli bus or other public transportations.

  1. Students

                 Alhamdulillah 14th December 2013 (on the commencement for Bachelor Degrees of Education) is the historical day for FKIP UNIVA Medan that graduated 91 first-generation students.

                 In total, the number of students enrolled in FKIP UNIVA Medan is 321 students (2017-2021). English Education Study Program accepted 95 students, Indonesian Language Study Program has 150 students and Mathematics Education has 76 students. It has been reported that there are 590 alumni graduated from these three divisions. There are 177 alumni of English Education Study Program, 233 alumni of Indonesian Language Study Program and 180 alumni of Mathematics Education Study Program.

  • Lecturers

                 Every year, the quantity of the lecturers improved gradually. In 2009, there were only 21 scholars, but now in 2021, there are 30 experts who 3 of them are doctoral degree holders and 27 are Master graduates. Clearly, the proportion between students and lecturers is proportional.

                 Throughout history, FKIP UNIVA lecturers have conducted research and contributions to the society independently or supported by research grants and community service. The findings of research and community service have been published into accredited or non-accredited national scientific journals and proceedings.

  • Rooms and Facilities
    • Offices
      • 2009 – 2010 : The administrative room was located on the second floor of SMP Al-Washliyah, in a 8m x 7m room.
      • 2010 – 2012 : The office was moved to the second floor of UNIVA’s Jami’ Mosque.
      • 2012 – Now : The office is located on the second floor of UNIVA Hall.
    • Classroom and Facilities

             The faculty commits to improve the infrastructures and facilities continuously to support the students and academia. There are five classrooms placed on the third floor of UNIVA Hall. Indeed, to provide additional rooms, the faculty cooperates with Al-Washliyah High School 8 Medan to accommodate the students.

            Since 2011, the faculty also has had language laboratory, computer lab and micro-teaching room. In fact, the electronic devices such as projectors are provided. 

  • Accreditation

            After the first three years, the Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia extended the date of the operating license for all study programs of FKIP UNIVA Medan. The faculty received permits of Mathematics Education Study Program Number 11581/D/T/K-I/2012; English Education Study Program Number 11582/D/T/K-I/2012; and Indonesian Language Education Study Program Number 11585/D/T/K-I/2012.

            Accreditation from BAN-PT is essential for an institution. Thus, our faculty started to manage the application of accreditation for the faculty in 2012. After six (6) months, the form and institutional self-evaluation report had been completed and prepared to be sent to Jakarta.

Finally in 2013, the accreditation certificates for the three study programs were issued by the National Accreditation Board for Higher Education (BAN-PT). According to BAN-PT Number 192/SK/BAN-PT/Ak-XVI/S/IX/2013, the Mathematics Education Study Program has been accredited.

BAN-PT issued an accreditation certificate number 197/SK/BAN-PT/Ak-XVI/S/IX/2013 stating that Indonesian Language Department of UNIVA Medan was accredited.

BAN-PT also issued decisions on accredited status for English Education Study Program on the Accreditation Certificate number 222/SK/BAN-PT/Ak-XVI/S/XI/2013.

Furthermore, in 2018 the faculty applied for the re-accreditation to improve the “C” level. Alhamdulillah, after all of the hard work from all academia participating in filling the form of accreditation and their dedication to university, all of the study programs received “B” Accreditation. Indeed, this was officially approved by BAN-PT.