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Jakarta Post

Future of Indonesia depends on new curriculum: Minister

  • Bagus BT Saragih

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, February 19 2013   /  09:56 am

Education and Culture Minister Mohammad Nuh says that the ministry will go ahead with its plan to implement the new national curriculum in July this year, despite mounting criticism from teachers and education experts.

Speaking at a discussion held by the Golkar Party faction at the House of Representatives complex on Monday, Nuh said that the ministry would not postpone the implementation of the new curriculum later this year, as it could further cause the deterioration in the country’s education quality.

“The future of this nation depends on the new curriculum,” Nuh said.

The new curriculum has come under a barrage of criticism for dropping science in favor of civics and instruction on religion. As previously reported, the new curriculum will consist mostly of civic education and religion with science being integrated into the two subjects.

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