Kalla: Trim the Bureaucratic Chain

Kompas, page 11

To generate competent and competitive higher education graduates in the local and global employment markets, university managers should prioritize more the development of innovative teaching systems as well as cutting the bureaucratic chains that shackle the growth of teacher and student creativity.

The rapid development of private Islamic universities must also be able to respond to these challenges. Scientific research cooperation, professor-level exchanges, and in other forms need to be improved. These cooperations can streamline the cost of managing universities and improve the quality of graduates. Vice President Jusuf Kalla said this when opening the National Working Meeting of Private Islamic Higher Education Institution Cooperation Board (BK-PTIS) in Central Kalimantan, Wednesday (26/4).

Kalla said many countries that do not allocate 20 percent education funds from the state budget are still advanced because they are able to develop innovative teaching systems. According to Kalla, university managers in Indonesia need to more often build academic cooperations, domestically or overseas to improve the quality of graduates.

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