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Discourse: We are intensifying efforts to improve our teachers: Minister

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 9 2018   /  12:22 am

Muhadjir Effendy (JP/Jerry Adiguna)Several studies confirm Indonesia is still struggling to improve its education system. As noted by the World Bank, developing countries like Vietnam and China have outperformed Indonesia for the past three years in assessments by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Education and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy recently talked to The Jakarta Post’s Moses Ompusunggu about Indonesia’s education system. Below are excerpts from the interview:

Question: What are the current major problems in our education system and the steps to address them?

Answer: There are four problems in education found everywhere, including in Indonesia, these are quality, quantity, access and relevance to the workforce needs and social demand.

The ministry is focusing primarily on widening citizens’ access to education. [Sinc...