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Jakarta Post

12-year compulsory education to start next June: Minister

The Jakarta Post
Jakarta   ●   Tue, January 13, 2015

The government will start implementing a 12-year compulsory education program next June, according to Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani.

"We are planning to implement the program beginning June 2015," the minister said after a working visit to Bandung, West Java, on Monday, as quoted by Antara news agency.

The implementation of the 12-year compulsory education program is in line with the outline of President Joko Widodo's Cabinet's educational plan.

Through the program, all parents will be obliged to send their children to school and the government has the obligation to cover all the costs and provide all the facilities needed, the minister explained.

"The government wants all children to go to school and to be educated at least up to the higher secondary school level," Minister Puan added. (hhr)