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Jakarta Post

RI needs to improve education to sustain growth

  • Winny Tang

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 19 2018   /  12:25 am

Indonesia needs to duplicate educational policies and practices from Asian peers China and Vietnam to improve its education system, which could in turn help sustain economic growth, the World Bank has advised.A recently published World Bank report, “Growing Smarter: Learning and Equitable Development in East Asia and the Pacific”, shows that in the past 50 years, several economies in the region, home to one quarter of the world’s school-age children, or around 331 million, have been able to transform themselves by continuously upgrading knowledge, skills and workforce abilities.The global lender highlighted that successful learning outcomes were not limited to rich countries.Up to 40 percent of the children were exposed to good school systems that put them ahead of peers from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, while 60 percent were in poorl...