The students of Universitas Terbuka (UT) or Indonesia Open University are spread across Indonesia, from Sabang to Merauke gathering in one Nasional Futsal Team of Indonesia. Marvin Alexa and Muhammad Albagir are the students of UT in the Department of Management, Faculty of Economics, yet they are studying from different Distance Learning Program Units or Unit Program Belajar Jarak Jauh (UPBJJ). As we are all aware that Albagir is the student of UPBJJ-UT Semarang, Marvin is a student at UPBJJ UT-Jakarta. Indonesian Futsal Team succeeded and became the Runner Up winner of the AFF Futsal Championship 2022, held in Thailand from 2 to 10 April 2022. In the final game, Indonesia unfortunately has to admit the defeat from Thailand in the penalty shootout drama. Two of UT’s students are the main contributing factor for the Indonesian national team’s success that reached up to the final stage of the AFF Futsal Championship 2022.
UT also feels proud as one of its bachelor degree program students in the Department of Management of UPBJJ UT-Jakarta is contributing and highly achieving for the nation, and, he has outstanding academic achievements. It is disclosed that Marvin is an active student in UT with satisfactory cumulative grade point average of 3.63.
Surely, Marvin Alexa has added up the list of UT’s students who are well achieving as athletes. May Marvin’s success story serve as the motivation for other UT’s students, in particular, and the people of Indonesia, in general. There are no such obstacles for any professionals to pursue higher education as UT is the correct answer so that the education and academic degree or titles can go along in making our dream come true.