Suara Pembaruan, page 16
Secretary General of the Indonesian Federation of Teachers’ Union (FSGI), Retno Listyarti said that reports of leaks in the national standard school exams (USBN) from various regions showed the lack of readiness of schools organizing the USBN. Reputedly the cheating that occurred on the USBN is one of the problems that had previously occurred on the national exam (UN), but it had shifted from the center to the regions. Retno said that the government should review the implementation of the USBN. There should be improvements in order for schools and students not to cheat, and the students are not sacrificed by the system created.
Retno said that the USBN has moved the issues from the center to the regions. Ideally, the USBN need not be held if they still use the national standard method. Just have the students’ abilities tested using the previous method, namely the national exams and school exams (US).
Retno added that with the implementation of the US, the students really think hard in solving the problems. There were no children found completing the exams in a short time. Children are independent and want to try. Moreover, there were no leaks in the US. FSGI has re-voiced moratorium on the UN and USBN. If the government wants to delegate it to the teachers, it should fully hand over to them thus provide trust to the teachers working group (KKG) which are joined in the Deliberation of Subject Teachers (MGMP).