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Firms help education access

  • Agustina Wayansari

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 23 2011   /  10:34 am

It is believed that despite the long years involved, education is the most powerful force to improve the quality of a human being and a nation.

Former US president John F. Kennedy believed that education was a means to develop our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, when fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and a stronger nation.

Since 2008, the government has, through the School Operating Fund (BOS), achieved an impressive participation rate in basic education (elementary and junior high school), at 95 percent.

Yet, education remains a challenging issue. Improving the quality of as well as expanding access to education, particularly higher education, are among the critical issues we need to address in order to produce high quality human resources that can make a great nation.

And yet, in spite...