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The Bekasi Religious Affairs Ministry’s Office in West Java records as many as 60% out of 258 Islamic Madrasah Schools in the region have not been accredited due to limited funding resources. Head of the Bekasi Religious Affairs Ministry’s Office, Jaja Jaelani, stated many madrasah schools have difficulties developing their infrastructure due to limited funding. Some also have difficulties implementing the National Curriculum Standard and Content for their students’ education. As a result, the Bekasi Religious Affairs Ministry’s Office has allocated funding from the National Budget (APBN) for the accreditation of these schools and increase the quality of their education.
The Ministry of Religious Affairs has records as many as 12,625 madrasah schools across the Nation have not been accredited, generally because they have not fulfilled the eight Ninimum Service Standards (SPM) for Education.