Education Quality Assurance Agency (LPMP) of West Nusa Tenggara recorded some 15,749 Indonesia Smart Card (KIP) being returned because of double receipt and some admitting they did not have the right to receive it. Head of LPMP of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), Muhammad Irfan, said that the cards were directly returned to village office/kelurahan by those receiving them because of double receipt or the wrong name so that they could not claim themselves as receivers.
This return of KIP was one of problems found during the census of students of KIP receivers in NTB on 24-28 October 2016. The five-day census was conducted by targeting 1,126 villages/kelurahan and 116 sub-districts across 10 regencies/cities in NTB.
Another problem was that the number of KIP receivers recorded in village offices was 372,196 people whereas the allocation provided by the Ministry of Education for NTB was 579,190 receivers. He added that there are also 8,793 KIP cards that had not been distributed but these had been included in the number of 372,196 receivers of cards recorded in village offices.
The census team, comprising employees of LPMP NTB and Department of Youth, Sport and Education (Dikpora) for the regency, also found that some receivers had not reached school age, others had dropped out of school due to marriage and some names had even passed away. These problems, added Irfan, have been reported to Kemendikbud as an evaluation for the KIP program.