Media Indonesia, page 20, Saturday, 15 October
Significant discussion relating to international cooperation was raised in a dialog between Indonesian education minister, Muhadjir Effendy and education and culture attachés from the Attachés of Education and Culture of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia (Atdikbud Kedubes RI) for several countries, among other, India and Malaysia. Such cooperation is to be improved particularly to enhance the quality of vocational education.
After the closing event of World Culture Forum (WCF) 2016 in Nusa Dua, Bali, yesterday, Muhadjir said that there are three issues to be discussed, namely, plan of certification for the students of SMK, internship opportunities in international companies, and plan for international training for vocational school students.
Meanwhile, the improvement will focus on four areas of competency, namely, marine and maritime, tourism, agriculture with food sustainability orientation, and creative economy.
Atdikbud Kedubes RI for New Delhi, India, Iwan Pranoto, said that the direction of cooperation between Indonesia and India in vocational education is not to copy one another but to provide strategic steps to prepare skilled human resources. He added that similar characteristics between Indonesia and India in which both having large populations can have profitable potential for both countries.
Meanwhile, Atdikbud Kedubes RI for Kuala Lumpur, Ari Purbayanto, revealed that the issuance of permit and cooperation will influence the plan for the certification policy for Indonesian students in Malaysia. There will be two models of school permit for the education of Indonesian students in Malaysia.