Mendikbud: LHS is not Java Centric

Republika, page 2

The Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) denied the five-day school (LHS) policy as the implementation of character building education (PPK) is Java centric in nature. Minister of Education and Culture (Mendikbud) Muhadjir Effendy explained that PPK has been tested in several regions in the 34 provinces of Indonesia, including Papua, West Papua and NTT.

Muhadjir explained that the trial run aims to determine the characteristics of schools in each region. He believes that every school has uniqueness in developing the PPK. Nevertheless, he understands that the 5 day school policy cannot yet be applied in 3T (outermost, frontier, disadvantaged) regions.

Mendikbud said that the permendikbud on 5-D school policy has not been revoked, although the government plans to issue a presidential regulation (Perpres). By paying attention to the growing aspirations, he continued, the regulation is upgraded as a stronger legal umbrella, and refined and improved.

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