Commentary: Indonesia has big plans for education but severely lacks good teachers

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President Jokowi has announced bold plans for human capital but what the country needs is to raise the quality of teaching, not a boost to ...

About 40 per cent of working age Indonesians only have primary school education, while only 9 per cent of the labour force have a university degree, according to Statistics Indonesia.TEACHERS’ SALARIES AND ALLOWANCES MAKE BULK OF BUDGET

Raising how much teachers are paid has taken a huge part of the education budget in recent years. About 60 per cent of the education budget will go to teachers’ salaries and allowances. Finance Minister Sri Mulyani too has acknowledged this. In a recent media interview, she said that the government must improve the effectiveness of education spending.

Indonesian students aged 15 rank 62 out of 70 countries on the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment survey. In contrast, Vietnam is ranked 22nd, and Thailand is ranked 56th. Singapore came in first and China 10th.Let’s get real. The quality of education is dependent on the qualifications of teachers.

Most worrisome, the current certification process does not sufficiently provide oversight over teachers’ competencies and uses outdated academic materials.


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