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Enrollment up but educational outcomes remain low in Indonesia: World Bank

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana and Markus Makur

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta/East Manggarai   /   Sun, November 24, 2019   /  07:26 pm
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Study hard: Students study in their classroom in SMPN 10 junior high school in Gulung hamlet, Ruan village, East Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT). (JP/Markus Makur)

At SD Inpres Lindi Tanggo state elementary school in the remote village of Tanggo on the island of Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, three of the school’s 19 third grade students are unable to read fluently.  Third grade homeroom teacher Sofia Linung said this was because the three students “lacked diligence and concentration.”  She said the school’s third grade teachers conducted literacy activities every morning to help the students improve their reading skills. “Every morning, 15 minutes before classes start, there are literacy activities and reading practice,” Sofia told The Jakarta Post on Saturday.   In the similarly remote village of Padarumbu, second grader at SDK Waelengga Catholic elementary school Yohanes Jubilian Dahu Ndolu said he also struggled with reading but was slowly improving. “Now, I can slowly read th...