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Parents suspect school levy used for ‘qurban’

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, September 14 2018   /  01:25 am

A group representing parents has alleged that a levy charged to students at two state schools in Central Jakarta was implemented because of the purchase of qurban (the practice of sacrificing livestock for consumption) for last month’s Idul Adha Day of Sacrifice.

The group, called the Parent Representatives Group 8113, is a nationwide society of parents established at the suggestion of Indonesia Corruption Watch to monitor schools. The number 8113 refers to Jan. 8, 2013, the day the Constitutional Court nullified the division of school categories between international and national schools. The group saw the division as discriminatory and counter to the 2003 National Education System Law.

“We suspect there are more cases [of charging levies] but parents are too scared to report them,” said community representative Jumono on Wednesday.

The suspicion surfaced afte...