Media Indonesia, Page 14
In 2014, the Ministry of Education and Culture has allocated funds for 60,000 students through the Bidik Misi scholarship program.
“Initially, the Bidik Misi program in 2010 was only for 10,000 students. Now, it is for 60,000 (students) each year. In four years, 240,000 students have received full scholarships. So this number will not be reduced, there will be 60,000 more (in 2014),” said Minister of Education and Culture M. Nuh.
The Minister added there are also scholarship programs from private and state universities. Therefore, he is certain the nation will be able to achieve its target of increasing its student enrollment rate in universities. However, he also admitted that this scholarship program has not yet been distributed well to the poor. Director General of Higher Education, Djoko Santoso, also agreed with the Minister and stated around 5% of the scholarships has not been distributed because students who have the right to the funds have not claimed them yet.
M. Nuh stated in order to be able to fully distribute these scholarships, the Ministry of Education and Culture needs to fix and perfect some technical issues, yet he did not discuss this matter in further detail.