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How to boost the quality of education in Indonesia

  • Engkos Achmad Kuncoro, Contributor, Jakarta

<P> <LEADPARA>Every nation dreams of a glorious future. The realization of the fervent wish considerably depends on the quality of its human resources and, to a lesser extend, on the riches of its natural resources. The best and only way to produce qualified human resources is the provision of flawless education systems. The importance of the roles of education in a country's development and advancement has been recognized since ancient times, such as in ancient Sparta and Athens. In those cities, education was laid as a foundation/central pillar -- to which the highest priority was given -- for the growth of their civilizations. In the course of their history up until now, more and more countries are placing education on the top in their list of priorities.</LEADPARA> | Sun, January 27 2008 | 07:23 pm

PREMIUM The extent to which a nation has been successful in improving its education serves as a barometer for measuring the level of its advancement. Indonesia should give heed to this hard fact due to the fact that we still lag far behind most other countries, even within ASEAN, except newly born Timor Leste. The retardation in the progress in our education sector is reflected in the Human Development...