Mendikbud: Standard of UNBK for High School Equivalency is Equal to the Formal Exam

Suara Pembaruan, page 16

The Ministry of Education and Culture (Mendikbud), Muhadjir Effendy, said that the standard of the Computer-Based National Exam (UNBK) that was conducted by the High School Equivalency Program was equal to that of the formal school. Initially, Mendikbud had held some reservations about the UNBK implementation for such High School Equivalency. However, the reality was that each problem was resolved and the exam ran smoothly, even though its participants were no longer young.

This was on the occasion that Muhadjir reviewed UNBK implementation at SMK Negeri 4 and SMP Negeri 5, two of the ten schools in Malang, East Java that had been appointed to implement the UNBK for the High School Equivalency Program. In his opinion, the quality of the UN implementation for the Equivalency Program went better than expected and was trusted. This was different from the viewpoint that considered the Program to be only a formality.

On other matters, he stated that almost all of the UN implementation for the High School Equivalency Program had been computer-based this year There were 626 participants in total and almost 100 percent implementation of UBNK in the city of Malang this year.

Such High School Equivalency Program data was input from the Community Learning Activity Center (PKBM) and one Learning Activity Workshop (SKB). Of 626 participants, there were 6 participants from the Correctional Institution (Lapas) Class I Lowokwaru. However, they still took the Pencil and Paper Based National Exam (UNPK).


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