Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) met with a group of Indonesian education practitioners who offered suggestions and opinions for better education in Indonesia. Chairman of National Commission for Child Protection, Seto Mulyadi, explained that this discussion afforded a means of communication with the education authorities in Indonesia. There were a number of suggestions during the discussion on how the government can more effectively implement its policies on education.
He agreed with suggestions from one of participants, Tung Desem Waringin, a motivator, who forwarded opinions on teaching study methods to children, finance management, etc. In addition, Seto revealed that students are always taught to master math yet they never learn how to implement it in real life.
He further explained that there is one thing that is no less important, creativity. Currently, students are only taught how to look up information on creativity but the provision of space or opportunities to create and innovate are few and far between.
Meanwhile, Education and Culture Minister, Muhadjir Effendy, provided the opportunity to all those wishing to offer their suggestions on how to improve education in Indonesia. He realized that education in Indonesia is also the livelihood for a whole range of people.