Kemendikbud Ready to Reform Education

Media Indonesia, page 22

The Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) is ready to reform national education in the conceptual and managerial areas. In the name of progress and educational excellence, the community should also contribute to realize this effort.

This was stated by Minister of Education and Culture (Mendikbud), Muhadjir Effendy, at the celebration of National Education Day (Hardiknas) yesterday (Tuesday, 2/5), in Jakarta. He said that Kemendikbud was ready to reform the national education. In the conceptual area, attempts were being made for character building to return as the foundation and spirit of national education.

From his point of view, character building has become the priority at the primary education level. Thereafter, at the next level, education should be conducive for students to actualize and optimize their potential. Furthermore, education should enable students to acquire the high levels of competence in skills and expertise required in the 21st century.

Muhadjir added that through their strong characters and high levels of competitiveness, the students would in future be able to strengthen Indonesia’s standing among other developed countries, this adding to the dignity, sovereignty and benefit of Indonesia’s existence.

In the reformation of the nation’s education system, he said that expectations were high that students and others in education across Indonesia would show genuine dedication as well as make the sacrifice to undertake hard work and constructive efforts. Therefore, Muhadjir urged the community to support the reformation of national education.

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