Media Indonesia, page 11
The Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendibud) has sent 115 teachers to Malaysia to teach and educate children of the Indonesian workers (TKI) in Malaysia. The Minister of Education and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy, who officially released teachers for TKI children yesterday in Jakarta, said that he was confident and believed that teachers could raise the learners to become of noble character and become life-long learning experience. He explained that these teachers will not only educate children, but also maintain the dignity of the Indonesian people in the eyes of the international community.
The teachers will be placed at the Indonesian School in the Kota Kinabalu Community Learning Centre (CLC) in Kota Kinabalu and Tawau, as well as at Humana Learning Center, Johor Bahru, Kemanggisan and Sarawak.
Based on data from the Education and Culture Ministrty (Kemendikbud), only 24.856 of the 53.687 Indonesian children living in Malaysia have received educational services. The Director General of Teachers and Education Personnel, Sumarna Surapranata said that the deployment of the teachers has to meet three objectives. Firstly, that they should provide education services for the Indonesian children who do not receive education/schooling in their parents’ workplace. Secondly, that they should develop the potential of the learners to become persons with faith and fear of God Almighty, has noble morals, be physically and mentally healthy, and can be knowledgeable, skilled, creative, independent, and responsible. And thirdly, that they should foster the values of unity, building a sense of nationality/nationhood, and instilling the personality and pride of being Indonesian citizens.