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Jakarta Post

New curriculum to focus on religion, civics and history

  • Margareth S. Aritonang

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 26 2012   /  09:32 am

The Education and Culture Ministry and the House of Representatives Commission X overseeing education and youth affairs have agreed that the new curriculum for 2013 will focus more on the character building of students.

Although Commission X has yet to approve the content of a draft prepared by the ministry, chairman of the commission Agus Hermanto said the new curriculum would likely consist mostly of civic education, history and religion.

“Many have raised the issue and they have suggested that we should improve our character building, including through religious education, and the four pillars of democracy,” Agus told The Jakarta Post on Monday. He was referring to Pancasila, the 1945 Constitution, the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI) and Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity).

The Democratic Party politician said that Commission X had set ...