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The government has to use education budget as effective as possible for improvement of teachers’ quality. The improvement refers among others to the improvement of education institutions and education personnel, who are the spearheads in the creation of quality teachers.
The Executive Director for Education Reform of Paramadina University, Muhammad Abduh Zen, thinks that currently a lot of education budget for teachers is used in the teachers’ certification program through professional allowances. As a matter of fact, teachers’ certification has improved teachers’ welfare, but there is no improvement in terms of competency.