Education Access Has Improved, Govt’ Claims

Posted on February 12, 2013


Media Indonesia, Page 14 (2)

Indonesian people have recently enjoyed better access to education as shown in data issued earlier this month by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), said Minister of Education and Culture Mohammad Nuh. The data put Indonesia in the quadrant 1 with educational equity and performance improving by 7% and 30%, respectively, thus placing the country on par with Germany, Israel, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Brazil, Nuh said. The improvement in equity reflects the greater opportunities provided for poor children to enroll in school, while the surge in educational performance was thanks to a significant improvement in Indonesian children’s reading skills. Indonesian university graduates are expected to make approximately 5%-6% of the world’s population, up from 4% in 2010, Nuh said at the National Gathering of Education and Culture. On the same occasion, Vice President Boediono reminded the ministry to pay more attention and maintain a good balance between the development of hard skills and soft skills in its implementing of the 2013 curriculum.

Education Access Has Improved, Govt’ Claims

Education Access Has Improved, Govt’ Claims