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Special Fund for Universities Suggested

November 30, 2010

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Media Indonesia, Page 12 The government should allocate a special fund to help 10 state universities and 10 private universities become world class universities, as the governments of Japan, China, and India have been doing for their universities, a former minister of education has urged. Juwono Sudarsono, former education minister, who is also a professor […]

International Standards for Local Schools Seen as Failure

November 30, 2010

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The Jakarta Globe, Page A6 This article quoted several critics of the government’s program to make each regency to have at least one state school to be of an international standard, called SBI, or RSBI for those still aspiring to. Indonesia Corruption Watch activist Febri Diansyah said the RSBI program only commercializes education and creates […]

Hundreds of Students Attend Class in Makeshift Tents

November 30, 2010

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Koran Tempo, Page A9 As many as 185 pupils of the SD Budiwangi in Cisempur village, in Cibalong subdistrict of the Tasikmalaya, West Java, still have to brave the rain and make do with their already damaged makeshift classrooms to attend their lessons, a situation they have to undergo since their school was damaged during […]

Jakarta DPRD to Summon Education Office Head over Alleged BOS Abuse

November 30, 2010

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Koran Tempo, Page C2 The Jakarta provincial legislature (DPRD) plans to summon the head of the Jakarta provincial Education Office, Taufik Yudi Mulyanto, over an alleged corruption worth Rp5.7 billion of the school operational fund (BOS) channeled through and to seven state schools in Jakarta. Inggard Joshua, the DPRD’s Special Committee Head, said Taufik will […]

“Indonesia Mengajar” To Cover More Areas

November 30, 2010

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Kompas, Page 12 The Indonesia Mengajar (Indonesia Teaches) program will cover more areas including Aceh and Papua next year, said Anies Baswedan, the program initiator. Speaking at a seminar on information transparency at Padjajaran University in Bandung yesterday, Anies said they are currently studying which remote areas to be included next year. More young graduates […]

Blackberry Message Hoax Says SDN 1 Bambu Apus Charges High Fees for Exam

November 30, 2010

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Koran Tempo, Page C2 A hoax message sent through the Blackberry text messenger that said SDN Bambu Apus has charged students to pay Rp560,000 to be able to join this week’s exam have been denied by the school, parents, and the Minister of National Education. Minister Mohammad Nuh said he has checked with the Tangerang […]

Training of 50 Teachers in Tangerang

November 30, 2010

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Media Indonesia, Page 12 Fifty elementary school teachers are joining a training to master a contextual teaching method in a program run by the Sampoerna Foundation in partnership with the Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN) in Tangerang municipality. Wendy Armunando, the Foundation’s head of development, said the 50 teachers come from 12 schools in the municipality. […]