Building character key for future leaders: Boediono
Vice President Boediono stressed Wednesday the need of character building for young generations as future leaders of the country.
"To become the future leaders, it is not enough to only have knowledge and skill. We need reliable character," he said.
Boediono made the statement in a dialog with some 300 students from junior and senior high schools in Denpasar, Bali.
About 100 teachers also attended the dialog held at state senior high school SMU 1 Denpasar.
Boediono said that the schools and business community should be involved in building characters of young generations to prepare them compete in the current globalization era.
"I know teaching characters is not an easy job. It can't be done through national exam. It should be learned from daily example (shown by teachers and leaders)," he said.
In his two-day working visit to Bali, Boediono would hold a dialog with officials from local administration and would plant trees in Nusa Dua area.
He was also slated to open an international conference on property on Thursday.