The ratification of Law No. 23 of 2014 on Regional Administrations in lieu of Law No. 32 of 2004 is the momentum for reviewing the formulation of the minimum service standard (SPM), which becomes the benchmark for regional administration performance. This was stated by expert staff of the Minister of Education and Culture on Central and Regional Relations Dr. James Modow.
According to James, the process of drafting the Government Regulation Plan (RPP) of SPM which is driven by Kemendagri there are a number of important dynamics. Among other things is the process of overcoming a number of challenges in equating the understanding of SPM. In addition, the measure of education SPM is in accordance with the diverse regional conditions. This was stated by James in a discussion organized by Analytical and Capacity Development Partnership (ACDP) Indonesia, Wednesday (3/5), in Jakarta.
The presence of dynamics in the preparation of RPP SPM, James said, is an important momentum for Kemendikbud to review the existing indicators of education SPM. He said that Indonesia has a Minister of Education regulation 23/2013 on SPM Dikdas which contains 27 indicators.
Furthermore, James hopes that through the process of preparing the SPM, all parties could understand that the purpose of education SPM is the equitable distribution of quality education services in Indonesia. With the awareness that the education SPM is the key to improving the quality of education, he hopes that the indicators that have been jointly compiled really reflect the emphasis on quality, not merely the fulfillment of facilities and infrastructure.