Student Boarding School Curriculum Re-assessed

Republika, page 12

A number of State Islamic Religion Higher Education (PTKIN) campuses develop student boarding schools (pesantren) or so-called Ma’had Al-Jami’ah. Secretary of the Directorate General of Islamic Education Isom Yusqi assesses the presence of Ma’had Al-Jami’ah is strategic in strengthening student understanding of religious moderation.

To that end, the Ministry of Religious Affairs (Kemenag) will continue to strengthen the role of Ma’had Al-Jami’ah in the campaign of Islamic moderation. Streamlining of Ma’had Al-Jami’ah needs to be done in order to generate students who have moderate and tolerant religious ideology.

In the presence of Secretary of Kopertis 1-13 throughout Indonesia, and Academicians of PTKIN participants of Preparation of Technical Guidelines for PTKI Student Aid, Tuesday (11/04/2017), in Jakarta, Isom said, in the near future, he would invite the caretakers of pesantren Ma’had Al -Jami’ah to re-discuss the appropriate curriculum at the ma’had. In addition to reviewing and restructuring the curriculum, Kemenag will also make provisions of facilities so that the university boarding schools (pesantren) have dorms and adequate facilities.

As overseer, the Islamic Religious Affairs Higher Education (PTKI) Directorate has also set up a number of educational assistances for students. There are at least seven student aids, namely: PTKI Student Organizations Aid, Tahfidz Al Quran Scholarship, Student Apprenticeship Aid, Academic Achievement Aid, Dikti Affirmation Scholarship, On Going Private PTKI Bidikmisi Aid, and New Recruitment PTKIS Bidikmisi Aid.

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