State Schools Do not Have Superior Characters

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Many private schools have superior characters and become references for other private schools. The statement is disclosed by the Minister of Education and Culture (Mendikbud), Muhadjir Effendy on Wednesday (5/4) after the stone laying of the new school building facility, Global Sevila Pulo Mas in Jakarta.

According to Muhadjir, it could be applied in state schools. Kemendikbud gives freedom to schools to organize school-based management. Muhadjir states that school-based management will be strengthened by the existence of schools from the role of school principals (Kepsek), teachers, school committees, up to school supporting environment.

Muhadjir affirmed that education in schools is not merely cognitive education. But should also prioritize character education. This is in accordance with the Nawacita program of the Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Jusuf Kalla (JK) administration.  Muhadjir said that to date, the implementation of the character development program (PPK) in schools is still not optimum.

He affirmed that by 2019, 80 percent of schools would already implement character development programs. Except for schools whose infrastructure is not ready. Furthermore Muhadjir explained that the changes from   the education unit level curriculum (KTSP) into the Curriculum Thirteen (K-13) underlies the consistency of the government in developing character education.

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