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Neither universities nor university lecturers are feeling the benefit of the 20 percent allocation from the National Budget to the education sector. Development programs in the higher education sector continue to be conservative, and lack proper planning and structure. Spokesperson for the Indonesian Lecturers Association’s Central Executive Board, Saleh Partaonan Daulay, said that while the duties of lecturers were being constantly expanded, the conditions under which they had to work and live were getting worse. Funding allocations for research, for example, were minimal, despite the fact that research was essential to the expansion of knowledge.