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The Director General for Teachers and Education Personnel (Dirjen GTK) of the Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud), Sumarana Surapranata, after the Verification and Validation Process of Frontline Teachers (GGD) in Jakarta, yesterday (20/11), said that the government hoped the teachers who will be deployed in the borders and the outermost areas would not move back to the city. Because there is a lack of teachers in those areas.
However, Surapranata explained that the central government cannot intervene because the GGD teachers have become regional civil servant employees. Therefore, the regional administration could make the employment contracts so that the teachers would not move to other areas.
Surapranata further explained that the frontline teachers will begin service as of January 1, 2017. Based on information from the Ministry for State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform (Kemenpan RB), this year as many as 6,296 GGD teachers have been declared to pass. They will be sent to 93 regencies throughout Indonesia.
He added that this year’s GGD quota rose by six-fold from last year. In 2015, there were only 798 GGD teachers placed in 28 regencies. Nevertheless, the government cannot just appoint civil servant teachers due to the factor of employee expenditure.