Permendikbud Number 23 Year 2017 on School Days will be strengthened with the issuance of perpres on Strengthening of Character Education (PPK). The PPK program with five-day study time is not canceled by President Joko Widodo, but instead reinforced from a ministerial regulation into a presidential regulation.
Regulatory Expert Staff of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Chatarina Mulia Girsang, said Permendikbud regarding school days is still valid until it is repealed by a new regulation. Character Education Strengthening, she said, is a mandate of Nawa Cita aimed at preparing the 2045 golden generation.
She said at least eight thousand schools have been trained in PPK practice implementation from Kemendikbud since 2016. Chatarina said the PPK implementation is expected to encourage schools to be a fun place for students to learn and develop themselves. Optimizing a wide variety of learning resources is one of the key points of PPK adoption.
The issuance of a presidential regulation (perpres) on PPK will involve cross-ministries and related institutions and Islamic organizations such as Majelis Ulama Indonesia, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and Muhammadiyah. The issuance of Perpres will be able to regulate the PPK mechanism more comprehensively and can bring harmony in the community.