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75 years of educating Indonesia and the pursuit of good teachers

  • Gemma Holliani Cahya
    Gemma Holliani Cahya

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sun, August 16, 2020   /  11:49 am
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New students of SMA 1 Bogor state high school in West Java attend a school-orientation program on their first day of school on July 13.(JP/P.J. Leo)

“Documenting 75 years of resilience” is a series of special reports by The Jakarta Post to celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Day on Aug. 17, 1945. The year 2020 is an important one for Indonesia, not only because it is the celebration of the country’s 75th year of independence but also because it marks the beginning of the much-vaunted demographic bonus, which is expected to peak in the next 10 years. With the working-age population reaching 70 percent of the total population by 2030, Indonesia hopes that the upcoming years will be the golden time to optimize its huge working-age group and maximize its economic productivity. To reap the benefits of the demographic dividend and participate in Industry 4.0, it is pivotal for Indonesia to have high-skilled human capital. But right now, it is still not looking good. The World Bank 2018 Human Cap...