Mendikbud: Five-day School Benefits Islamic Education (Madrasah)

Koran Sindo, page 2

The Ministry of Education and Culture (Mendikbud), Muhadjir Effendy, said that eight hours study a day with five-day school in academic year 2017/2018 benefits Islamic primary education (Madrasah Diniyah). This educational institution will be able to be integrated into the character building process that becomes the main objective of five-day school.

Several parties have protested the policy released by the Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) in regard to schools opening five days. This policy is assessed   as another concept of full-day school that was protested by Joko Widodo (Jokowi) a while ago. Several parties protesting the concept consider that this will only burden students such as limiting their interaction with their parents and home environment.

Muhadjir explained that the educational concept of eight hours study a day should not be imagined as students being in class the whole day. This concept only emphasizes students’ activities within a range of study methods.

Muhadjir added that teachers will later support the students to study in various methods such as to play roles and from various study sources, from artists, farmers, Islamic teachers (ustaz), pastors. A number of sources are able to become involved, although teachers should be responsible for students’ activities.


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