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Jakarta Post

Jakarta Smart Card expedited for pupils

  • Sita W. Dewi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 27 2013   /  11:57 am

Underprivileged students in the capital will start benefitting from the Jakarta Smart Card (KJP) program by April after the related agency, along with other working units, received their budget allocation list from the governor.

The Education Agency has secured more than 25 percent of the total budget of Rp 49.9 trillion (US$5.14 billion), or Rp 12.5 trillion, which is the biggest slice of the budget compared to other agencies or working units.

Agency head Taufik Yudi Mul-yanto told reporters on Tuesday that Rp 804 billion of the agency’s total budget would be allotted to the KJP program, which would provide cash assistance to underprivileged students.

“We earlier estimated that the number of students eligible for the cards was 332,465. They are between 7 and 18-years-old. But we might revise the figure because it was set based on last year’s data,” he said a...