Suara Pembaruan, page 16
Dirjen of Iptek Dikti Human Resources of The Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education (Kemristekdikti), Ali Ghufron Mukti, said that the imbalance of teachers and other productive personnel in virtually every region was still high. This was due to Indonesia not having a blueprint as it’s still mapping.
Considering there was no blueprint for this matter, Educational Institution of Teachers and Education Personnel (LPTK) has resulted in numerous educational personnel without taking into account the needs in the field and thus not relevant. Therefore, the number of teachers increases but a shortage remains for certain study programs.
In regard to this, Ghufron stated that his department has started to map the results of the National Exam (UN) and Teacher Competency Test (UKG) to measure teachers’ competence, as well as through the educational program of the teaching profession (PPG). The results of this mapping would be discussed with the Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) in order to together build human resources (SDM) of educational personnel that are highly competitive in accordance with the need.
To advance education in Indonesia, Kemenristekdikti has released seven excellence programs, consisting of Teacher Profession Education (PPG), Work Portal Program of Lecturer Scientific Publications of Science and Technology Index (Sinta) and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). In addition, several other programs have also been released: Clinic of Internal Quality Assurance System (SPMI) mobile, Integrated Information Systems (Sister), master plan of SDM Iptek and Dikti development, and Teaching Industry.