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A total of 104,608 teachers in the SMP, SMA, and SMK levels are threatened not to receive professional allowance. This is because their teaching hours are cut due to the schools reverting to using the School Level Curriculum or kurikulum tingkat satuan pendidikan (KTSP).
Director of Teachers and Education Personnel Development of Directorate General of Basic Education (Dikdas) Kemendikbud Sumarna Surapranata said 104,608 government and private teachers are divided into 94,308 teachers in the SMP level and 10,300 teachers in the SMA/SMK levels.
Pranata revealed, the teachers are threatened not to receive professional allowance (TP) if there is no intervention from Kemendikbud to increase teaching hours through other learning activities. Therefore, his party issued Education and Culture Ministerial Regulation (Permendikbud) No 4/2015 on equivalency of learning/coaching activities for teachers whose schools use the School Level Curriculum (KTSP). This equivalency is only valid for SMP/SMA/SMK teachers because in primary school (SD) there is no such term as 24 hour teaching; and would only be valid for two years, because afterwards Curriculum 2013 would be in force in all schools nationwide.
Pranata added equivalency activities could be more than one. However, the number of hours recognized is a maximum of 25% of the 24 hour minimum face-to-face teaching load per week or six hours face-to-face per week.
Chairman of the Board of Indonesian Teachers Association (PGRI) Sulistyo welcomed the equivalency because there are indeed many teachers with changed teaching hours due to the curriculum revision. Therefore, the permendikbud should immediately be familiarized, so that schools and the education agencies could provide data to Kemendikbud of teachers who are impacted by the equivalency.