After being established for two years to become one of the largest Sharia fintechs in Indonesia, LinkAja Syariah is back on its mission to expand and strengthen the digitalization of the sharia ecosystem in Indonesia. This time the LinkAja Syariah digitization program focuses on providing the convenience of sharia digital transactions in the payment system in the education sector through strategic collaboration with the EduMU Application, a Learning Management System platform resulting from the collaboration of the PP Muhammadiyah Basic and Secondary Education Assembly and PT Hilotech Karya Anak Bangsa.
Through this collaboration, LinkAja Syariah supports inclusivity of access for student guardians, students and teachers and schools under the auspices of Majelis Dikdasmen PP Muhammadiyah, one of Indonesia's largest religious organizations with a network of schools and madrasas spread throughout Indonesia. Currently, more than 47 schools have joined the EduMU application and are striving to continue to grow. LinkAja Syariah is increasingly carrying out its commitment to realize #MakinBerkah for all. Student guardians can easily make school payments and education fees via cellphones practically with a sense of security and calm through the EduMU application with the support of LinkAja Syariah, because LinkAja Syariah is a digital financial application that is in accordance with sharia principles and rules and is directly supervised by the Sharia Advisory Board (DPS), and has obtained a sharia compliance permit from the MUI National Sharia Council (DSN-MUI).
Yogi Rizkian Bahar, President Director of LinkAja stated, "We see great opportunities in expanding the digitalization of the sharia ecosystem through the education sector. With the integration of LinkAja Syariah in the EduMU application, we hope to encourage public confidence in adopting Islamic financial services for the ease of payment processes with a sense of security that still follows sharia rules."
The EduMU learning system platform was established with a mission to accelerate the digitization of learning in Muhammadiyah schools. Established since 2018, currently more than 30,000 guardians, students, and teachers registered in EduMU have received ease of accessing school and academic information in the entire series of educational processes at school digitally.
Dr. Sungkowo Mudjiamano, Chairman of the PP Muhammadiyah Education and Culture Council stated, "The collaboration with LinkAja Syariah is a breakthrough for the digitalization of the Muhammadiyah education sector. By implementing financial transactions using sharia-based digital services, parents of students are expected to have easy access anytime and anywhere in making tuition payments, which previously could only be done at the cashier using cash payment methods or bank transfers. On the other hand, our data collection process will be more agile with digital assistance, so we are optimistic that this will bring progress to the world of education in Indonesia."
Currently, the socialization and trial phase is being intensified while providing opportunities for schools, students, and parents to adapt to the digitization of transaction services. The development of this collaboration is expected to contribute well to the implementation of LinkAja to realize the Indonesian Sharia Economic Masterplan 2019 - 2024, especially in the field of strengthening the digital economy. LinkAja Syariah was born as a form of LinkAja's manifesto in an effort to support the government in realizing its vision to make an independent, prosperous and civilized Indonesia a leading center of sharia economy in the world and support financial inclusion to drive economic growth in Indonesia.
Through a complete and integrated ecosystem of electronic financial transaction services, LinkAja's consistency and commitment in its efforts towards #SatukanPotentialIndonesia is increasingly being realized. By optimizing all the services offered by each SOE, LinkAja is optimistic that it can meet the needs of safe and convenient digital transactions, and further accelerate the process of equitable financial inclusion in Indonesia.