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Busy Batam parents send their teens to ‘pesantren’

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    The Jakarta Post

Batam | Fri, April 21 2017 | 01:01 am

PREMIUM Having little time at home to look after their children, more parents in Batam, Riau Islands, are sending them to Islam boarding schools — or pesantren — after they finish their final year of elementary school.

The demand for pesantren is high in the industrial city, which is a stone’s throw away from Singapore, forcing some of its top schools to close admission early for the upcoming...