SOSIOHUMANIKA: Jurnal Pendidikan Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan (Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Education). This journal, with ISSN 1979-0112 (print) and ISSN 2622-6855 (online), was firstly published on May 20, 2008, in the context to commemorate the National Awakening Day in Indonesia. The SOSIOHUMANIKA journal has been managed and organized by the Lecturers of FISIP UNSYIAH (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Syiah Kuala University) in Banda Aceh, since 2020 to 2025; and be published by Minda Masagi Suci and ASPENSI (International Association for Historians and History Educators) in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.

The SOSIOHUMANIKA journal is published every May and November. This journal is dedicated not only for Indonesian scholars who concern about the Humanities and Social Sciences Educational studies, but also welcome to the scholars of Southeast Asian countries and around the world who care and share related to the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Educational studies in general. 

The SOSIOHUMANIKA journal is devoted, but not limited to, Social Sciences education, Humanities education, and any new development and advancement in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences education. The scope of our journal includes: (1) Language and literature education; (2) Social sciences education; (3) Sports and health education; (4) Economy and business education; (5) Science, Technology and Society in education; (6) Political and Social Engineering in education; and (7) Visual arts, dance, music, and design education.

For Indonesian scholars, it is important to note here that the SOSIOHUMANIKA journal has been accredited by Ditjendikti Kemdikbud RI (Directorate-General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia) for period 2013 to 2018. The articles published in SOSIOHUMANIKA journal are able to be written in English as well as in Indonesian and Malay languages. 

Since early 2018, the website of SOSIOHUMANIKA journal has migrated to webside based on OJS (Open Journal System) program at: However, the conventional e-mails address for sending the articles is still able to: and

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Foreword for
SOSIOHUMANIKA: Jurnal Pendidikan Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan, 
Volume 13(2), November 2020.

Dr. Mahdi Syahbandir
An Honorable Patron of SOSIOHUMANIKA Journal for November 2020’s Edition in Bandung, West Java; Senior Lecturer and Dean of FISIP UNSYIAH (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Syiah Kuala), Banda Aceh, Indonesia. E-mail: 

All praise belongs to Allah, the One who has given grace to all His creatures. Peace and blessings upon Prophet Muhammad SAW (Salallahu Alaihi Wassalam), who successfully brought humankind to enlightenment world with his struggle and work hard. At this moment, please let me give a short speech in occasion to publish the SOSIOHUMANIKA journal, November 2020 edition.

The FISIP UNSYIAH (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Syiah Kuala University) was founded in 2007. In the beginning of the establishment, FISIP UNSYIAH had only three Study Programs. They were Sociology, Political Study, and Communication Study. However, there was a great enthusiasm among society to study in the FISIP UNSYIAH, due to the complexity of political dynamic in Aceh. Therefore, since 2013, the FISIP UNSYIAH has founded the latest Study Program, namely Public Administration.

The FISIP UNSYIAH has a vision to become a leading Faculty that is capable of conducting education, research, and community service at many levels, such as locally, nationally, and globally in which it upholds 2025’s values of ethics and morals. In order to achieve the vision, at least FISIP UNSYIAH has four missions: the first one is to provide professionally and highly quality learning system in the field political and social knowledge; the second one is to develop applied or pure excellent academic research; the third one is to develop community service program creatively, innovatively, and sustainably with regards to potential local culture; and the last one is to empower students’ talents and interests to be able to compete nationally and globally.

To implement the vision and mission, FISIP UNSYIAH keeps conducting the Threefold Mission of Higher Education (Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi) and it also aims to develop its community to compete locally, nationally, and globally with the values, morals, and ethics of religion. All works are proved by the rising number of lecturers’ publications in International Journals with SCOPUS index or National Journal with accreditation of SINTA. Furthermore, to increase lectures’ publications in FISIP UNSYIAH, there has been appointed MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) between FISIP UNSYIAH and ASPENSI (the Association of Indonesian Scholars of History Education) in Bandung to publish the articles in the SINTA 2 Journal or indexed by DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journal). Thank you to Minda Masagi Foundation and ASPENSI Executive Board for the collaboration and I hope it keep going to the future.

As shown in the publication of the SOSIOHUMANIKA journal, this November 2020 edition, there are two articles from FISIP UNSYIAH’s Lecturers, each of which studies and analyzes the theme of the Regional Head General Election in Banda Aceh. General Elections are a democratic and safe mechanism for knowing, understanding, and implementing the aspirations and political will of the people at the grassroots level. General Election, thus, is the right of every citizen, including the right of citizens who are less fortunate, due to limitations and physical constraints, for example.

While the other three articles came from the Lecturers outside the FISIP UNSYIAH, even from abroad, namely from UBD (University of Brunei Darussalam) in Bandar Seri Begawan, which studied the Malay Women's College and its role in advancing education and developing the country of Brunei Darussalam, both before independence and the implications after independence. Presenting articles from abroad is very good, as a reference and reflection for the Indonesian people that the progress and welfare of a nation-state can only be measured based on its comparison with the progress and welfare that has been achieved by other countries in the World.

Meanwhile, the article written by a Lecturer of STIE (College of Economics) Equity in Bandung, in collaboration with the Lecturers from UNPAD (Padjadjaran University) Bandung, examines the tourism program in West Java and efforts to attract tourists, both local and foreign. Finally, the article written by the Lecturers of UMP (Muhammadiyah University of Purwokerto) in Central Java, examines the Indonesian language skills for Junior High School’ students, especially in writing essays, developing vocabulary, and arguing in writing.

Hope, all readers do enjoy those articles that we have provided. Again, keep social distancing and healthy during the global pandemic of COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019). 

Banda Aceh, Indonesia: November 30, 2020.

Cover of SOSIOHUMANIKA Journal for November 2020's Edition:

Jointly Organized and Published by:   


FISIP UNSYIAH (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Syiah Kuala University) in Banda Aceh; and Minda Masagi Suci and ASPENSI (International Association for Historians and History Educators) in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Websites: and   

The website of KEMENRISTEKDIKTI RI (Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia) in Jakarta related to the scholarly journals is also available online at: 

Vol 13, No 2 (2020)

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Effendi Hasan, Raudhah Tusnur, Ardiansyah Ardiansyah
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