Jurnal Nasional, Page 24
The South Tangerang City Management, Building and Residential Office (Office), stated that there are six school buildings currently under construction in the region. These buildings are in critical condition and the construction will not be complete by the end of the year. As a result, the funds allocated for the construction of these buildings cannot be entirely used.
Head of the South Tangerang City Management, Building and Residential Office’s Building Division, Muqodas, stated that there are two issues that have hampered the construction of these buildings. The first issue, as Muqodas stated, is the location where the buildings are currently being constructed. He explained that the building sites were located in remote areas congested with buildings with narrow roads, making it difficult for the vehicles to reach the construction sites. Another problem, Muqodas added, is the presence of certain individuals from local communities who often demand money from the building contractors.
Tangerang Schools in Critical Condition
Jurnal Nasional, p 24
Dinas Tata Kota Bangunan dan Permukiman (DTKBP) Kota Tangerang Selatan (Tangsel) mengungkapkan ada enam sekolah yang sedang dibangun. Kondisi bangunan kritis dan tidak dapat diselesaikan tahun ini. Akibatnya, alokasi APBD 2013 untuk pembangunan gedung itu tidak terserap.
Beberapa masalah melatarbelakangi pembangunan gedung. Pertama adalah titik lokasi bangunan yang berada di wilayah terpencil dan padat bangunan sehingga menyebabkan akselerasi kendaraan proyek tidak dinamis. Selain itu, ada segelintir oknum dari kelompok warga yang kerap mengganggu jalannya kegiatan fisik.
Jurnal Nasional, Page 13
The Bali Provincial Government has allocated IDR 866.95 billion, which is equals to 20.44% of its total Regional Budget reaching up to IDR 4.241 trillion, for the education sector. I Ketut Teneng, Head of the Public Relations Bureau of the Bali Provincial Government, stated that the funds will not only be focused on the Bali Youth and Sports Office, but will also be distributed to several regional working units (SKPD) and technical implementation units (UPT).
Bali Allocates IDR 866.95 Billion for the Education Sector
Jurnal Nasional, p 13
Pemerintah Provinsi Bali mengalokasikan dana untuk sektor pendidikan sebesar Rp 866,95 miliar atau 20,44 persen dari total belanja APBD 2014 sebesar Rp 4,241 triliun.
Kepala Biro Humas Pemprov Bali, I Ketut Teneng, mengatakan bahwa alokasi dana pendidikan tersebut tidak hanya fokus pada Dinas Pendidikan Pemuda dan Olahraga Provinsi Bali namun tersebar di sejumlah satuan kerja perangkat daerah (SKPD).
SKPD yang juga mengelola dana untuk bidang pendidikan antara lain Badan Perpustakaan dan Arsip Daerah Provinsi Bali, Biro Kesejahteraan Rakyat Setda Provinsi Bali, dan unit pelaksana teknis (UPT) Balai Latihan Kerja Industri dan Pariwisata Bali.
Media Indonesia, Page 14
The Ministry of Education and Culture (Ministry) will present the Anugerah Peduli Pendidikan 2013 Award (APP) to stakeholders that are claimed to have helped improved the quality of national education. Head of Information and Public Relations at the Ministry, Ibnu Hamad, stated that there are 29 awards that will be divided into five categories: a category for state-owned/private enterprises, a category for districts/cities, a category for non-profit foundations or public communitiesy, a category for individual persons or education innovators, and a category for television programs.
Ministry to Present Education Award
Media Indonesia, p 14
Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan (Kemendikbud) memberikan Anugerah Peduli Pendidikan (APP) 2013 kepada pihak-pihak yang dinilai memiliki kepedulian dalam memajukan dunia pendidikan Tanah Air.
Kepala Pusat Informasi dan Humas Kemendikbud, Ibnu Hamad, mengatakan terdapat 29 penghargaan yang dibagi ke dalam lima kategori, yaitu kategori perusahaan/BUMN, kategori kabupaten/kota, kategori yayasan nirlaba atau kelompok masyarakat, kategori individual atau inovator pendidikan, dan kategori program acara televisi.
Kompas, Page 12
The National of Board Accreditation for Higher Education (BAN-PT) is currently formulating a national accreditation system that will be used as a reference for the establishment up until the management of independent accreditation institutes (LAM). The nation is in dire need of these independent accreditation institutes as the demand for study program and higher institute accreditation has become extremely high.
Since Law No. 12 Year 2012 on Higher Education and the Ministry of Education and Culture’s Regulation No. 59 Year 2012 on the National of Board Accreditation was issued, the system for ensuring quality higher education altered the role and function of BAN-PT.
BAN-PT Secretary Dwiwahju Sasongko said LAMs are needed as BAN-PT has a limited budget and human resources. There are currently 3,500 higher education institutes and 18,000 study programs that need to be accredited. Each year, at least 6,000 study programs and 100 higher education institutes wait in line to be processed. However, due to the limited budget allocated by the Government, BAN-PT is only able to accredit 3,200 study programs and 30 higher education institutes this year. As a result, there are still 14,800 study programs and 3,400 higher education institutes that need to be accredited.
A budget of IDR 100 million is needed to accredit one higher education institute while IDR 35 million is needed to accredit one study program. Meanwhile, BAN-PT only has 2,000 people to assess these higher education institutes and study programs, which is not enough.
BAN-PT’s new duty and authority will only be to accredit higher education institutes and monitor LAMs. Meanwhile, LAMs will only have the duty of accrediting study programs.
The national accreditation process will be discussed further during a national workshop and seminar to be held by BAN-PT from December 4 – 6 in Jakarta.
14,800 Study Programs Have Not Been Accredited