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Jakarta Post

Issues of the day: Curriculum to focus on religion and civics

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Thu, November 29 2012   /  12:13 pm

Nov. 26, p. 2

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

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

“Many have raised the issue and suggested that we should improve our character building, 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 Bhineka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity).

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I send my children to school to learn, not pray.

They learn English and science...