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Quake Devastates Schools in Mentawai

October 30, 2010

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A 7.2 magnitude earthquake devastated the Mentawai islands in West Sumatra last week has devastated tens of public facilities, including nine elementary schools and one junior primary school in the area. School activities have been suspended because the government has yet been able to find substitute locations to accommodate the students, said West Sumatra education […]

Keeping Nila from Dropping Out of School

October 30, 2010

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This article features a vocational high school student, Nila (17), and her 14-year-old sister, who live with their 38-year-old single mother in a small rented house in Tambora sub-district’s Pekojan neighborhood in West Jakarta. Nila and her sister are the beneficiaries of the West Jakarta city administration’s scholarship for the low-income families, which aims to […]

Bureaucracy Hampers Teacher Allowance Distribution

October 30, 2010

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The Ministry of National Education’s Director General of Educators and Educational Personnel Quality Improvement Baedhowi acknowledged that some bureaucracy hurdles at the central and regional levels have hampered distribution of profession allowance for teachers. He mentioned conflicting directions stipulated under a revised decree issued by the Ministry of Finance regarding eligible recipients and eligibility requirements, […]

School Activities Should Continue

October 29, 2010

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Minister of National Education Mohammand Nuh asked officials of schools and education offices in various regencies in Central Java currently affected by the Mount Merapi eruption to do their best to continue providing education to the children. He was aware that some school buildings there were being used to take in evacuees and asked the […]

Go Entrepreneur, a Program for Students

October 29, 2010

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This article promotes state-owned pawn shop operator Perum Pegadaian’s CSR program in education called “Go Entrepreneur”. The program was launched in April and aimed at offering students of high schools and universities an opportunity to nurture their entrepreneurship knowledge and skills. The program, which is run in partnership with the Bogor Institute of Agriculture, has […]

13,778 Students At Risk of Dropping Out

October 29, 2010

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The West Jakarta mayoralty has been offering fund assistance to needy students at local regular and vocational high schools to keep them in school. The students receive Rp240,000 per month for one year, said Abdul Hamid of West Jakarta education office. He said 500 students were selected for the assistance this year, up from 480 […]

Vice President Wants Periodical Assessment on SMK

October 29, 2010

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Vice President Boediono told a gathering with regular and vocational senior high school (SMA/SMK) students in Surakarta, Central Java that a periodical assessment on SMKs was necessary to ensure the schools offer quality programs that were relevant to industry needs. Minister of National Education Mohammad Nuh, who was also present at the event, said his […]