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Jakarta Post

Raise national education standards

  • Totok Amin Soefijanto

Jakarta   /   Sat, March 16 2019   /  01:31 am

According to Michelangelo, “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” Education requires endurance and perseverance to bear fruit.  One must pass several tests to succeed.  The education process, therefore, stretches like a long and winding road to its destination.   A human needs education because he or she will go through tribulations that require wisdom, knowledge and competencies.  Like it or not, those virtues are actually gained from education.   “Education” here does not only mean formal learning in schools and universities but also any form of enlightenment that graces your mind in this life, from infancy to adulthood.  Due to the eclectic configuration of education, several nations, including Indonesia, decided to develop a...