Inspector General Looks Into National Exam Budget Duplication

Tempo, Page A7

The Inspector General at the Ministry of Education and Culture, Haryono Umar, will investigate the Supreme Audit Agency’s (BPK) findings regarding the potential of budget duplications for the national exams in 2012 and 2013. The BPK’s audit stated that there was a potential that the national budget’s allocation for the national exams was duplicated amounting to at least IDR 62 billion. Aside from that, there are still funds in accounts in regional treasuries that have not been held accountable amounting to Rp51 billion.

Previously, BPK official Rizal Djalil said his agency discovered a number of irregularities during the implementation of the 2012 and 2013 national exams. This year, the bidding process caused the state to suffer a potential loss of IDR 6.4 billion and IDR 8.1 billion last year.

Inspector General Looks Into National Exam Budget Duplication

Inspector General Looks Into National Exam Budget Duplication

Inspektur Jenderal Telusuri Duplikasi Anggaran Ujian Nasional

Koran Tempo, p A7

Inspektur Jenderal Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan, Haryono Umar, bakal menindaklanjuti temuan Badan Pemeriksa Keuangan soal potensi duplikasi anggaran ujian nasional 2012-2013. Audit BPK menyebutkan potensi duplikasi anggaran yang berasal dari Anggaran Pendapatan dan Belanja Negara (APBN) serta Anggaran Pendapatan dan Belanja  Daerah (APBD) sekurang-kurangnya Rp 62 miliar.

Selain itu, masih ada dana di rekening bendahara daerah dan belum dipertanggung jawabkan sebesar Rp 51 miliar.

BPK dalam auditnya, menyatakan, koordinasi Badan Standar Nasional Pendidikan, dan Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan serta pemerintah daerah belum optimal dalam menentukan porsi pembiayaan penyelenggaraan ujian nasional yang ditanggung APBN dan APBD.

Minister Nuh Violates Procedures

Tempo, Page A1

The school mapping program held by the Ministry of Education and Culture in cooperation with tender winner PT Surveyor Indonesia was found to have violated procedures. The Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) discovered indications that the state could suffer a potential loss of up to IDR 55 billion out of the project worth IDR 131 billion. BPK Auditor Sjafrudin Mosli said the Ministry’s officials and Surveyor were unable to show the receipts related to their expenditures.

The BPK’s audit report stated that a number of irregularities occurred in this project ranging from the planning, naming of the tender winner, up until the implementation of the project.

Inspectorate General at the Ministry of Education and Culture Haryono Umar refused to comment regarding Minister of Education and Culture M. Nuh’s suspected procedure violation. However, he stated that he is currently looking into the project because PT Surveyor was unable to meet the deadline for the project.  The Inspectorate General’s findings were recently followed up by the Jakarta Prosecution’s Office (Kejati).

Minister Nuh Violates Procedures

Minister Nuh Violates Procedures

 

Proyek Pemetaan Sekolah: Menteri Nuh Disebut Langgar Prosedur

Koran Tempo, p A1

Program pemetaan sekolah oleh Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan bekerja sama dengan PT Surveyor Indonesia, selaku pemenang tender proyek, ditengarai menyimpang dan melanggar prosedur. Badan Pemeriksa Keuangan (BPK) menemukan indikasi kerugian Negara Rp 55 miliar dari nilai proyek Rp 131 miliar tersebut.

Laporan audit BPK menyatakan, sejumlah penyimpangan terjadi, dari perencanaan, penetapan pemenang lelang, hingga pelaksanaan pekerjaan. Misalnya, menurut laporan  itu, penetapan peringkat teknis proyek dilakukan panitia pengadaan yang seharusnya merupakan tugas menteri.

Menurut Kepala Kejaksaan Tinggi Jakarta Adi Toegarisman, Kejaksaan telah menetapkan lima tersangka dalam kasus proyek pemetaan. Ia menyebutkan para tersangka itu berinisial EH dan S dari Kementerian serta YPS, MFM, dan FS dari PT Surveyor.

Sementara itu, Menteri Nuh menyatakan kisruh proyek pemetaan bukan tanggung jawab dia dan lembaganya, tapi PT Surveyor. Namun, dia menolak menyalahkan PT Surveyor.

Law on National Exam needs to be Revised

Media Indonesia, Page 21

The fact that many teachers object to having the national exam as a determining factor of whether or not a student graduates is proof that the Government refuses to hear the opinions of those responsible for the implementation of education out on the field. Therefore, the Government should listen to the aspirations of teachers and not forcefully implement a policy by using the law as an excuse.

Education observer from Kanisius, Romo Baskoro, said the Government always uses the law as an excuse for holding the national exam, which means the Ministry of Education and Culture should also have the initiative to revise the law on this matter.

Previously, teachers were disappointed with the decision made by Government during the National Exam Convention insisting that the 2014 national exam will still be a determining factor for graduates. The composition of national exam and school grades of 60-40 will continue be implemented, still making the national exam proportion higher.

Law on National Exam needs to be Revised

Law on National Exam needs to be Revised

 

Payung Hukum UN Perlu Direvisi

Media Indonesia, p 21

Sikap kalangan guru yang keberatan atas ujian nasional (UN) sebagai penentu kelulusan merupakan bukti bahwa pemerintah enggan mendengar suara akar rumput di lapangan.

Sebaiknya, pemerintah mendengarkan aspirasi guru dan tidak memaksakan kebijakan yang berpatokan pada peraturan perundangan-undangan sebagai tameng.

Sebelumnya, para guru kecewa atas keputusan pemerintah pada Konvensi Nasional UN baru-baru ini yang berkukuh bahwa UN 2014 tetap sebagai penentu kelulusan. Komposisi hasil UN dengan nilai sekolah yakni 60:40.

Perbaiki standar

Anggota DPR dari Fraksi Partai Golkar Ferdiansyah menyampaikan sejak dahulu Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan kurang mendengarkan kritik dan aspirasi atas pelaksanaan UN. Dia berjanji, bersama dengan anggota Komisi X DPR lain akan lebih peka memantau pendanaan UN pada tahun depan agar UN tidak sekadar dijadikan proyek.

2013 Curriculum Teacher Training Open until End of October

Republika, Page 5

The Ministry of Education and Culture is still giving districts or cities the opportunity to implement the 2013 Curriculum independently following the high demand over this matter. Deputy Education Minister Musliar Kasim said even though the new curriculum has already begun to be implemented, the Ministry will still hold teacher trainings until next month, yet only for junior and senior high school students. Trainings held after October will be held for schools that wish to implement the new curriculum next year.

Musliar added book procurements and teacher trainings for schools independently implementing the new curriculum will be funded by the regional/ city budget (APBD).

The Ministry of Education and Culture has targeted and funded 6,326 schools for the implementation of the 2013 Curriculum.

2013 Curriculum Teacher Training Open until End of October

2013 Curriculum Teacher Training Open until End of October