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Spending Boost for Teacher Certification But Questions if It Is Money Well Spent

December 30, 2010

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28 Desember 2010, The Jakarta Globe Page A5 Deputy Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Teachers (PGRI) Unifah Rosyidi has said that the government needed to provide more training for teachers who have been certified so the money spent for them will improve the quality of education nationwide. She was commenting on the government’s target […]

Special Fund for Universities Suggested

December 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 […]

BOS Transfer to Local Government Still Prone to Corruption: ICW

December 30, 2010

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The Jakarta Post, Page 3 Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) researcher Febri Hendri said the new transfer mechanism of the school operational assistance (BOS) fund will merely relocate the potential corruption from the Ministry of National Education to their local offices and the local government administrations. He said the government could curb potential abuses of the […]

PIP Manages Education Endowment Fund

December 30, 2010

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Koran Tempo, Page B4 The government investment unit (PIP) has been appointed to manage Rp1 trillion worth of education endowment fund. The fund can be used for scholarship and renovation of education facilities, said PIP head Soritaon Siregar. He said PIP will invest the fund in a state bank’s deposit account and use the interest […]

Hundreds of Students Join Hazard Mitigation Jamboree

December 30, 2010

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Media Indonesia, Page 9 Some 700 students and teachers from 53 schools in West Sumatra have taken part in a jamboree in Padang organized by Komunitas Siaga Tsunami (Kogami), an NGO campaigning for tsunami preparedness. The event, called Jambore Siaga Bencana Sekolah, aimed at increasing the participants’ knowledge of emergency response and disaster preparedness, said […]

West Sumatra Students Attend Jamsibes

December 30, 2010

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Republika, Page 6 Around 700 students of 53 schools in West Sumatera have participated in a jamboree, called Jambore Siaga Bencana Sekolah, that seeks to campaign for natural disaster preparedness among students. Organized by Komunitas Siaga Tsunami (Kogami), the camping event hopes to come up later with a sustainable activities that will continue to foster […]

BOS Corruption Cases Go to KPK

December 30, 2010

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Republika, Page 6 Deputy Minister of National Education Fasli Jalal said that the ministry has handed over the cases of alleged corruption of school operational assistance (BOS) fund in six state schools in Jakarta to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), as they involved state fund amounting over Rp1 billion. KPK will investigate the cases, he […]