Frontline Teachers’ Contracts Must Be Clear

Koran Sindo, page 2

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.

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