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Jakarta Post

Schools lack computers for computer-based exams

  • Moses Ompusunggu and Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 17 2018   /  12:41 am

Indonesia is hoping that, by 2019, all schools in the country will hold computer-based national exams (CBT), which officials claim are less prone to cheating — a rampant practice that is believed by many to be a seed of corruption. However, one thing is missing at many schools: Computers.

When senior high school students nationwide sat their national exams from Monday to Thursday of last week, the Federation of Indonesian Teachers Associations (FSGI) collected reports from its national network and found 29 percent of them were about schools having a minimal number of computers.

The condition has forced schools to borrow devices from other schools or even from pupils and parents.

“How can the schools prepare their students for a digital-oriented, computerized future, or for the era of industrial revolution [...] 4.0, which the government is currently promoting?”...