Full Day School to be in Stages

Republika, page 5

The Minister of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) , Muhadjir Effendy, said that the full day school program (full day school) would still be implemented. The program would be gradually implemented until 2020. The Kemendikbud has completed a number of program devices, such as the academic materials, execution  patterns and implementation guidelines.

Muhadjir said that he was identifying  schools and regions  to be pilots. There will be at least  three percent of all schools in Indonesia to be pilots for the full day school program.

Muhadjir was optimistic that a quota of 50 percent of the pilot project schools could be met. Because at present there were some schools and regions  that volunteered to be pilot schools at their own expense. He pointed an example  that Bantaeng and Siak regencies had  expressed their readiness as pilots for the full day school program.   Muhadjir added that  the number of schools to be plotted as pilots for  2016 was approximately 50 schools.

Meanwhile, in 2017, the implementing schools will be increased to about 1,200 schools. In 2018, about  3,000 schools are planned to run the full day school program. Muhadjir has hoped that by the end of 2020 all of the schools in Indonesia will have implemented  the full day school program.

Meanwhile, regional house of representatives (DPD) member from West Sumatra, Emma Yohanna, said that the FDS program would use up  a lot of budget if it is thoroughly implemented. She suggested the government’s commitment  to improve the conditions of the schools’ facilities and infrastructures before this  program is  widely implemented.



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